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Malaria News
December 12, 2019

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A discovery has the potential to inhibit the spread of West Nile virus as well as Zika and dengue viruses. The researchers demonstrated that mammalian insulin activated an ... read more

Mosquito Incognito: Could Graphene-Lined Clothing Help Prevent Mosquito Bites?

A new study shows that graphene sheets can block the signals mosquitoes use to identify a blood meal, potentially enabling a new chemical-free ... read more

Mosquito 'Spit Glands' Hold Key to Curbing Malaria, Study Shows

Mosquitoes can harbor thousands of malaria-causing parasites in their bodies, yet while slurping blood from a victim, they transmit just a tiny fraction of them. In an effort to define precisely the ... read more

Multidrug-Resistant Malaria Spreading in Asia

Genomic surveillance has revealed that malaria resistance to two first-line antimalarial drugs has spread rapidly from Cambodia to neighboring countries in Southeast Asia. Researchers discovered that ... read more
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Machine Learning Microscope Adapts Lighting to Improve Diagnosis

Engineers have developed a microscope that adapts its lighting angles, colors and patterns while teaching itself the optimal settings needed to complete a given diagnostic task. In the initial ... read more

Mapping Disease Outbreaks in Urban Settings Using Mobile Phone Data

A new study into the interplay between mobility and the 2013 and 2014 dengue outbreaks in Singapore has uncovered a legal void around access to mobile phone data -- information that can prove vital ... read more

Scientists Identify Immune Cells Linked to Malaria-Induced Anemia Through Autoantibody Production

An autoimmune attack on uninfected red blood cells likely contributes to anemia -- a shortage of red blood cells -- in people with ... read more

How the Zika Virus Can Spread

The spread of infectious diseases such as Zika depends on many different factors. Researchers were able to generate reliable maps for the transmission risk of the Zika virus in South ... read more

Mated Female Mosquitoes Are More Likely to Transmit Malaria Parasites

Female mosquitoes that have mated are more likely to transmit malaria parasites than virgin females, according to a new ... read more

Rhomboid Protease in Action

Rhomboid proteases are clinically relevant membrane proteins that play a key role in various diseases. Using solid-state NMR spectroscopy, researchers have now been able to watch rhomboid proteases ... read more

Acaí Berry Extracts Fight Malaria in Mice

Despite humanity's best efforts to eradicate malaria, the disease struck more than 200 million people in 2017, according to the World Health Organization. Worse yet, the parasite that causes ... read more

In Baltimore, Lower Income Neighborhoods Have Bigger Mosquitoes

Low-income urban neighborhoods not only have more mosquitoes, but they are larger-bodied, indicating that they could be more efficient at transmitting diseases. So reports investigating how ... read more

Key Uncertainties Identified for Models of Mosquito Distribution in the US

A computational analysis has identified key regions in the United States where model-based predictions of mosquito species distribution could be ... read more

For the First Time, Professor Observes Crystallized Iron Product, Hemozoin, Made in Mammals

For the first time ever, a professor has observed a crystallized iron product called hemozoin being made in mammals, with widespread implications for future research and treatment of blood disorders. ... read more

Clinically Silent Relapsing Malaria May Still Pose a Threat

Nonhuman primates with clinically undetectable Plasmodium relapse infections still harbor parasitic gametocytes that may be infectious to mosquitoes, according to a new ... read more

New Tool in Fight Against Malaria

Modifying a class of molecules originally developed to treat the skin disease psoriasis could lead to a new malaria drug that is effective against malaria parasites resistant to currently available ... read more

Innovative Candidate Drug Against Malaria

A molecule once designed to cure the skin disease psoriasis appears to be particularly effective against malaria. The antimalarial properties were revealed thanks to one researcher's inspired ... read more

Anemia May Contribute to the Spread of Dengue Fever

Mosquitoes are more likely to acquire the dengue virus when they feed on blood with low levels of iron, researchers report. Supplementing people's diets with iron in places where both iron ... read more

Malaria Could Be Felled by an Antarctic Sea Sponge

The frigid waters of the Antarctic may yield a treatment for a deadly disease that affects populations in some of the hottest places on earth. Current medications for that scourge -- malaria -- are ... read more

Diversity of Plasmodium Falciparum Across Sub-Saharan Africa

Scientists have identified the regional character to Plasmodium falciparum across Africa. Malaria, infecting 219 million individuals in 2017, remains a threat to public health and regional stability. ... read more

Genome Mining Reveals Novel Production Pathway for Promising Malaria Treatment

Researchers are exploring the relationship between microbial natural products and the gene clusters that enable their production. By learning to recognize what genes lead to what types of products, ... read more

By Comparing Needles to Mosquitoes, New Model Offers Insights Into Hepatitis C Solutions

Removing used needles does not reduce the spread of Hepatitis C virus -- instead, changing the ratio of infected to uninfected needles is critical, study ... read more

Biomarker Predicts If Someone Infected With Malaria Will Get Sick

Increased p53, the well-known tumor-suppressor protein, can predict whether malaria-infected children will develop fever or other symptoms, suggests a new study. The authors say the findings could ... read more

Immortalized Blood Cell Lines Enable New Studies of Malaria Invasion

Researchers have established a new model system that uses red blood cells grown in the laboratory to study how malaria parasites invade red blood ... read more

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