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Environment influences ability of bacterium to block malaria transmission - Penn State News

Malaria News Feeds - February 17, 2014 - 15:01

Environment influences ability of bacterium to block malaria transmission
Penn State News
"Bacteria in the genus Wolbachia represent a promising new tool for controlling malaria due to their demonstrated ability to block the development of the pathogen within Anopheles mosquitoes -- the mosquitoes that are responsible for the transmission ...

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Environment influences ability of bacterium to block malaria transmission

Science Daily - Malaria - February 17, 2014 - 13:59
The environment significantly influences whether or not a certain bacterium will block mosquitoes from transmitting malaria, according to researchers. The scientists divided two types of mosquitoes into an uninfected control group and a group infected with Wolbachia. Next, the team raised all groups of mosquitoes in incubators set to different experimental temperatures -- 68, 72, 75, 79 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit. At 82 degrees Fahrenheit, Wolbachia reduced the number of mosquitoes infected by malaria parasites and the number of malaria parasites within each mosquito. At 75 degrees, Wolbachia had no effect on prevalence of malaria parasites. At 68 degrees Fahrenheit, Wolbachia had no effect on prevalence of parasites.
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Environment influences ability of bacterium to block malaria transmission - EurekAlert (press release)

Malaria News Feeds - February 17, 2014 - 13:11

Environment influences ability of bacterium to block malaria transmission
EurekAlert (press release)
The environment significantly influences whether or not a certain bacterium will block mosquitoes from transmitting malaria, according to researchers at Penn State. "Bacteria in the genus Wolbachia represent a promising new tool for controlling malaria ...

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New hope for malaria vaccine after Edinburgh University breakthrough - Deadline News

Malaria News Feeds - February 17, 2014 - 12:03

New hope for malaria vaccine after Edinburgh University breakthrough
Deadline News
SCOTS scientists have achieved a significant milestone in the bid to produce a vaccine for malaria, after it was successfully tested on mice. Researchers at Edinburgh University tested a prototype of a vaccine against the disease, which kills 600,000 ...
Breakthrough on malariaHerald Scotland

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Breakthrough on malaria - Herald Scotland

Malaria News Feeds - February 17, 2014 - 03:09

Breakthrough on malaria
Herald Scotland
SCOTTISH scientists have made a significant breakthrough towards the development of a vaccine to prevent malaria after it was successfully tested on mice. SCOTTISH scientists have made a significant breakthrough towards the development of a vaccine to ...

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Waiting for malaria vaccine - Nigerian Tribune

Malaria News Feeds - February 15, 2014 - 23:00

Nigerian Tribune

Waiting for malaria vaccine
Nigerian Tribune
Malaria remains the leading cause of illness and death around the world. Globally, a child dies every 30 seconds from the disease. The parasitic disease, carried by infected mosquitoes, kills around 800,000 people a year and some of the children who ...

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Nazis researched using mosquitoes to spread malaria - The Times of Israel

Malaria News Feeds - February 15, 2014 - 14:04

The Times of Israel

Nazis researched using mosquitoes to spread malaria
The Times of Israel
The research revealed that near the end of the war, in 1944, the institute began to research ways to keep malaria-infected mosquitoes alive long enough for them to be transported from breeding labs and released behind enemy lines. Institute director ...
Nazis planned to use malaria-infected mosquitoes as biological weaponsTelegraph.co.uk
Nazis plotted to use MOSQUITOES as deadly weapons to infect enemy troops ...Mirror.co.uk
Researcher: Nazis experimented with mosquitoes as weaponsUPI.com
NEWS.com.au -www.worldbulletin.net -Business Standard
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Rise in Malaria Forecast for Tropical Highlands - AllAfrica.com

Malaria News Feeds - February 15, 2014 - 09:21

Rise in Malaria Forecast for Tropical Highlands
AllAfrica.com
Santiago — More people may contract malaria in the tropical highlands of Africa, Asia and South America as global warming makes the climate in these areas more suitable for the disease's transmission, according to a study. While the study focuses on ...

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CSIR-CCMB findings relates malarial infection to genetic variations - pharmabiz.com

Malaria News Feeds - February 15, 2014 - 02:33

CSIR-CCMB findings relates malarial infection to genetic variations
pharmabiz.com
A team of scientists from CSIR-CCMB (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology) have revealed that several attacks of severe malaria are related to a specific gene variation in an individual. According to ...

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Nazis planned to use malaria-infected mosquitoes as biological weapons - Telegraph.co.uk

Malaria News Feeds - February 15, 2014 - 00:40

Telegraph.co.uk

Nazis planned to use malaria-infected mosquitoes as biological weapons
Telegraph.co.uk
Hitler's scientists planned to use malaria-infected mosquitoes as biological weapons by sending them behind enemy lines in the Second World War, according to research. SS leader Heinrich Himmler ordered secret research into how insects infected with ...
Nazis plotted to use MOSQUITOES as deadly weapons to infect enemy troops ...Mirror.co.uk
Researcher uncovers secret Nazi project to infest mosquitos with malaria and ...NEWS.com.au
Nazis planned mosquito 'bombs' to spread malariaThe Times (subscription)
UPI.com -BBC News -Daily Mail
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IRD and NMIMR discovers new malaria prevention strategies - spyghana.com

Malaria News Feeds - February 14, 2014 - 23:55

IRD and NMIMR discovers new malaria prevention strategies
spyghana.com
The French Institute for Research and Development (IRD) and the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) have developed new strategies for the prevention of malaria. The development of the strategies was led by Dr Nicaise Ndam, ...

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New weapon in fight against malaria - Oxford Mail

Malaria News Feeds - February 14, 2014 - 23:46

New weapon in fight against malaria
Oxford Mail
“HEGs occur naturally in some simple organisms, such as single-celled fungi, and have been artificially inserted into the genomes of other organisms, notably the mosquito species, Anopheles gambiae, that is the main vector of human malaria.” He said ...

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Nazis planned mosquito 'bombs' to spread malaria - The Times (subscription)

Malaria News Feeds - February 14, 2014 - 23:33

Nazis planned mosquito 'bombs' to spread malaria
The Times (subscription)
The Nazis were planning to air-drop mosquitoes infected with malaria on their enemies, in a bizarre plan devised by German scientists towards the end of the war. The plan, which was never put into action after being devised in 1944, seems to have been ...

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New weapon in fight against malaria - Oxford Mail

Malaria News Feeds - February 14, 2014 - 21:14

New weapon in fight against malaria
Oxford Mail
“HEGs occur naturally in some simple organisms, such as single-celled fungi, and have been artificially inserted into the genomes of other organisms, notably the mosquito species, Anopheles gambiae, that is the main vector of human malaria.” He said ...

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New weapon in fight against malaria - Oxford Mail

Malaria News Feeds - February 14, 2014 - 21:10

Oxford Mail

New weapon in fight against malaria
Oxford Mail
SCIENTISTS at Oxford University have found a way to use a mosquito's own DNA to fight the deadly human diseases they carry including malaria. Researchers in the university's Zoology department have found they can take advantage of “selfish” genetic ...
Homing in on the mosquitoPhys.Org

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Nazis plotted to use MOSQUITOES as deadly weapons to infect enemy troops ... - Mirror.co.uk

Malaria News Feeds - February 14, 2014 - 19:27

Mirror.co.uk

Nazis plotted to use MOSQUITOES as deadly weapons to infect enemy troops ...
Mirror.co.uk
Nazi German scientists plotted biological warfare during WW2 as they tried to create super- mosquitoes capable of spreading lethal malaria among Adolf Hitler's enemies. Long-lost records from the SS-run Dachau death camp confirms the Third Reich did ...
Researcher uncovers secret Nazi project to infest mosquitos with malaria and ...NEWS.com.au
Researcher: Nazis experimented with mosquitoes as weaponsUPI.com
Nazis 'researched use of mosquitoes for war' at DachauBBC News
Daily Mail -Nature World News -KSDK
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Homing in on the mosquito - Phys.Org

Malaria News Feeds - February 14, 2014 - 12:20

Homing in on the mosquito
Phys.Org
Such a genetic approach could be an important weapon against diseases like malaria, which is responsible for up to 1.6 million deaths a year worldwide, by reducing the numbers of disease-carrying adult female mosquitoes in a local area to such a level ...

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Rise in malaria forecast for tropical highlands - SciDev.Net

Malaria News Feeds - February 14, 2014 - 11:27

Rise in malaria forecast for tropical highlands
SciDev.Net
[SANTIAGO] More people may contract malaria in the tropical highlands of Africa, Asia and South America as global warming makes the climate in these areas more suitable for the disease's transmission, according to a study. While the study focuses on ...

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Researcher uncovers secret Nazi project to infest mosquitos with malaria and ... - NEWS.com.au

Malaria News Feeds - February 13, 2014 - 23:03

Researcher uncovers secret Nazi project to infest mosquitos with malaria and ...
NEWS.com.au
While studying documents from the notorious Waffen SS, Dr Reinhardt discovered several suggesting they had been operating a covert biological weapons testing program. The objective: To find ways to infest the enemy with malaria-carrying mosquitos.
Mosquito Wars: Secret Bioweapons Development In Nazi GermanyScience 2.0

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Potential malaria detection and drug sensitivity testing in a handheld device ... - MedCity News

Malaria News Feeds - February 13, 2014 - 15:00

Potential malaria detection and drug sensitivity testing in a handheld device ...
MedCity News
A “handheld laboratory” designed to diagnose malaria in under 15 minutes could be in the hands of healthcare workers overseas within two years if QuantuMDx can meet the ambitious goals its set for itself. The medical device company has turned to ...

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