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Essential protien discovered for malaria parasite's transmission to mosquitos - Penn State News

Malaria News Feeds - February 25, 2014 - 19:05

Essential protien discovered for malaria parasite's transmission to mosquitos
Penn State News
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Two teams have independently discovered that a single regulatory protein acts as the master genetic switch that triggers the development of male and female sexual forms (termed gametocytes) of the malaria parasite, solving a ...

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Imperfect but overdue: Malaria vaccine trial brings hope to millions - ITV News

Malaria News Feeds - February 25, 2014 - 17:22

ITV News

Imperfect but overdue: Malaria vaccine trial brings hope to millions
ITV News
The room looks as if it hasn't changed much since the Presbyterian hospital was founded a hundred years ago by missionaries. Its door bears the legend "treatment room" and inside I watch a three-year-old struggling in the throes of malaria. Her doctor ...

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Malaria vaccine testing positively in Ghanaian trial - ITV News

Malaria News Feeds - February 25, 2014 - 17:10

ITV News

Malaria vaccine testing positively in Ghanaian trial
ITV News
A malaria vaccine which is being trialled in Ghana has almost halved the number of cases and could be on the streets of Africa within a year. Developed by British pharmaceutical multinational GlaxoSmithKline, the company has deployed the world's first ...

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United Methodist Charity Seeks to Provide 700000 Malaria Nets to Congo - Christian Post

Malaria News Feeds - February 25, 2014 - 17:03

Christian Post

United Methodist Charity Seeks to Provide 700000 Malaria Nets to Congo
Christian Post
... in the endeavor. UMCOR is organizing its effort to distribute 700,000 nets through the United Methodist project "Imagine No Malaria," an organization that seeks to stop malaria from being a major cause of death and suffering in the African ...

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Gene detectives solve malaria parasite riddle - Health24.com

Malaria News Feeds - February 25, 2014 - 15:53

Rappler

Gene detectives solve malaria parasite riddle
Health24.com
Gene detectives announced they had discovered how the parasite that causes malaria becomes resistant to DDT and to insecticides used in anti-malaria bednets. The secret lies in just one change in the DNA code on a single gene, they said. A singe ...
Revealed: How malaria parasite beats top insecticidesRappler

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Malaria risk set to rise in East African highlands - environmentalresearchweb

Malaria News Feeds - February 25, 2014 - 13:18

Malaria risk set to rise in East African highlands
environmentalresearchweb
As climate warms, a greater area of the world is likely to be suitable for malaria and more people may be at risk from the disease. That's according to a team from the UK, Sweden, Italy and the Netherlands that looked at five malaria impact models up ...

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UK scientists claim breakthrough in treatment of malaria - The Voice of Russia

Malaria News Feeds - February 25, 2014 - 11:59

UK scientists claim breakthrough in treatment of malaria
The Voice of Russia
Malaria is one of the leading killers of children globally, with 400,000 dying from it every year. A team from the University of Glasgow, backed by the Wellcome Trust, say they have discovered how the malaria parasite initiates the process of passing ...

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Malaria Cases Rise - AllAfrica.com

Malaria News Feeds - February 25, 2014 - 09:22

Malaria Cases Rise
AllAfrica.com
MALARIA cases which had dropped last year are on the increase because of incessant rains received throughout the country in the past weeks. The Ministry of Health and Child Care yesterday said the cases had dropped to less than 2000 a week but have ...

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Malaria 'master switch' found - Times of Malta

Malaria News Feeds - February 25, 2014 - 09:19

Malaria 'master switch' found
Times of Malta
Researchers have discovered how the malaria parasite initiates the process of passing from human to human, unlocking a long-standing mystery. The scientists have identified the factor that the parasite must produce to begin the process of passing from ...

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Revealed: How Malaria Parasite Beats Top Insecticides - Naharnet

Malaria News Feeds - February 25, 2014 - 09:01

Naharnet

Revealed: How Malaria Parasite Beats Top Insecticides
Naharnet
Gene detectives on Tuesday said they had discovered how the parasite that causes malaria becomes resistant to DDT and to insecticides used in anti-malaria bednets. The secret lies in just one change in the DNA code on a single gene, they said. A singe ...

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Scientist solve malaria mystrey - Free Malaysia Today

Malaria News Feeds - February 25, 2014 - 04:07

Scientist solve malaria mystrey
Free Malaysia Today
Malaria is transmitted to people through bites of mosquitoes which have themselves been infected by the Plasmodium parasites that cause the disease through a previous blood meal taken from an infected person. When a mosquito bites an infected person, ...

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Scientists solve malaria mystery - Times of India

Malaria News Feeds - February 25, 2014 - 01:51

Genetic Engineering News

Scientists solve malaria mystery
Times of India
Malaria is transmitted to people through bites of mosquitoes which have themselves been infected by the Plasmodium parasites that cause the disease through a previous blood meal taken from an infected person. When a mosquito bites an infected person, ...
Breakthrough in malaria research claimedThe Hindu
Epigenetic Factor Revealed as Weak Link in Malaria TransmissionGenetic Engineering News
Malaria Transmission Mystery Finally SolvedGuardian Liberty Voice
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Genetic secret of mosquito resistance to DDT, bed net insecticides discovered

Science Daily - Malaria - February 25, 2014 - 01:48
A single genetic mutation causes resistance to DDT and pyrethroids (an insecticide class used in mosquito nets), new research concludes. With the continuing rise of resistance, the research is key as scientists say that this knowledge could help improve malaria control strategies. The researchers used a wide range of methods to narrow down how the resistance works, finding a single mutation in the GSTe2 gene, which makes insects break down DDT so it's no longer toxic. They have also shown that this gene makes insects resistant to pyrethroids raising the concern that GSTe2 gene could protect mosquitoes against the major insecticides used in public health.
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Revealed: How malaria parasite beats top insecticides - The Sun Daily

Malaria News Feeds - February 25, 2014 - 01:03

Revealed: How malaria parasite beats top insecticides
The Sun Daily
PARIS: Gene detectives on Tuesday said they had discovered how the parasite that causes malaria becomes resistant to DDT and to insecticides used in anti-malaria bednets. The secret lies in just one change in the DNA code on a single gene, they said.

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Revealed: How malaria parasite beats top insecticides - Rappler

Malaria News Feeds - February 25, 2014 - 00:32

Rappler

Revealed: How malaria parasite beats top insecticides
Rappler
PARIS, France – Gene detectives on Tuesday, February 25, said they had discovered how the parasite that causes malaria becomes resistant to DDT and to insecticides used in anti-malaria bednets. The secret lies in just one change in the DNA code on a ...

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Malaria 'master switch' discovered - Sky News Australia

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 23:14

Malaria 'master switch' discovered
Sky News Australia
Scottish researchers say they've unlocked the long-standing mystery of how the malaria parasite initiates the process of passing from human to human. The scientists, from the University of Glasgow, believe they've identified the factor the parasite ...

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Malaria risk still high for many in Africa - Healio

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 22:40

Vaccine News Daily

Malaria risk still high for many in Africa
Healio
There have been significant reductions in malaria transmission in endemic countries in Africa, but 57% of the population still lives in areas with a moderate or high risk for malaria transmission, researchers reported in The Lancet. “Almost all of ...
Study examines malaria control efforts in AfricaVaccine News Daily

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Penn Medicine: Origin of Human Malaria Parasite Linked to Primates in Africa - Penn: Office of University Communications

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 20:07

Penn Medicine: Origin of Human Malaria Parasite Linked to Primates in Africa
Penn: Office of University Communications
An international team of scientists has traced the origin of Plasmodium vivax, the second-worst malaria parasite of humans, to Africa, according to a study published this week in Nature Communications. Until recently, the closest genetic relatives of ...

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Scientists Find Protein That Prevents Transmission Of Malaria To Mosquitos ... - iScienceTimes.com

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 20:00

iScienceTimes.com

Scientists Find Protein That Prevents Transmission Of Malaria To Mosquitos ...
iScienceTimes.com
Malaria, caused by parasitic protozoans, still affects nearly half the world's population. Close to 3.3 billion people living in 106 countries and territories are at a risk of malaria transmission, according to the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

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Penn Study: Blocking Autophagy with Malaria Drug May Help Overcome ... - Penn: Office of University Communications

Malaria News Feeds - February 24, 2014 - 19:38

Science Codex

Penn Study: Blocking Autophagy with Malaria Drug May Help Overcome ...
Penn: Office of University Communications
Half of melanoma patients with the BRAF mutation have a positive response to treatment with BRAF inhibitors, but nearly all of those patients develop resistance to the drugs and experience disease progression. Now, a new preclinical study published ...
Blocking autophagy with malaria drug may help overcome resistance to ...Medical Xpress
Resistance to BRAF inhibitors may be overcome with malaria drugModernMedicine

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