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How the Spreading Symptoms of Climate Change Can be Deadly

Scientific American - February 18, 2014 - 16:00
The hallmarks of a warming climate, heavier rains, more severe droughts, rising sea levels and longer growing seasons, are spreading a variety of pathogens throughout the world

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Malaria vaccine development paves way for protective therapy

Science Daily - Malaria - February 18, 2014 - 15:13
Scientists have made a significant contribution towards the development of a vaccine to prevent malaria. Until now, developing malaria vaccines has been challenging. A vaccine must incorporate key proteins from the malaria parasites, which will trigger production of antibodies by the immune system. These proteins have a complex, intricate structure that is hard to reproduce. Scientists have now found a novel way to produce proteins that could lead to malaria vaccines being easy and cheap to manufacture. They have grown them inside a tiny single-celled aquatic creature, whose biological make-up is similar to that of the malaria parasite. The organism, and the protein, can multiply quickly in the lab.
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Malaria vaccine development paves way for protective therapy - Medical Xpress

Malaria News Feeds - February 18, 2014 - 14:20

Malaria vaccine development paves way for protective therapy
Medical Xpress
In tests in mice, a vaccine developed using human malaria parasite proteins – known as MSP-1-BBM – enabled the immune system to produce antibodies in the bloodstream. These antibodies were shown to respond to the human malaria parasite, indicating ...

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Niger Close to Procurement Plan for Malaria Response Ahead of June Rains - AllAfrica.com

Malaria News Feeds - February 18, 2014 - 10:54

Niger Close to Procurement Plan for Malaria Response Ahead of June Rains
AllAfrica.com
Catholic Relief Services, the principal recipient of Global Fund grants for malaria management in Niger, will expand its slate of services responding to the malaria epidemic, with testing and first-line medication. The expansion is envisioned under an ...

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Ankeny third-graders raise anti-malaria funds for Estes' foundation - DesMoinesRegister.com

Malaria News Feeds - February 18, 2014 - 10:11

Ankeny third-graders raise anti-malaria funds for Estes' foundation
DesMoinesRegister.com
An Ankeny elementary school class is fighting malaria in Africa one net at a time. Over the past four months, Jan Keese's third-grade class at Ashland Ridge Elementary School has been raising money for the Simon Estes Foundation's “Iowa Students Care” ...

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Ankeny third-graders raise anti-malaria funds for Estes' foundation - DesMoinesRegister.com

Malaria News Feeds - February 18, 2014 - 10:08

Ankeny third-graders raise anti-malaria funds for Estes' foundation
DesMoinesRegister.com
An Ankeny elementary school class is fighting malaria in Africa one net at a time. Over the past four months, Jan Keese's third-grade class at Ashland Ridge Elementary School has been raising money for the Simon Estes Foundation's “Iowa Students Care” ...

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Ankeny third-graders raise anti-malaria funds for Estes' foundation - DesMoinesRegister.com

Malaria News Feeds - February 18, 2014 - 10:07

Ankeny third-graders raise anti-malaria funds for Estes' foundation
DesMoinesRegister.com
An Ankeny elementary school class is fighting malaria in Africa one net at a time. Over the past four months, Jan Keese's third-grade class at Ashland Ridge Elementary School has been raising money for the Simon Estes Foundation's “Iowa Students Care” ...

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Malaria prevention: Ogun to distribute 2 million treated nets - Nigerian Tribune

Malaria News Feeds - February 17, 2014 - 23:43

Malaria prevention: Ogun to distribute 2 million treated nets
Nigerian Tribune
Commissioner for Health, Dr Olaokun Soyinka, who made this disclosure at a press briefing in Abeokuta, indicated that the LLINs mass distribution campaign was part of the holistic measure to eliminate malaria scourge in the state. According to him, the ...

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Kenya among countries 'exporting' malaria to China - The Standard Digital News

Malaria News Feeds - February 17, 2014 - 20:21

Kenya among countries 'exporting' malaria to China
The Standard Digital News
NAIROBI, KENYA: After decades of tragically lopsided trade imbalance with Africa, China has finally and cruelly got one major 'export' from the black continent — malaria! Lately, China has grabbed big tenders on the African continent and is dominant ...

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Environment influences ability of bacterium to block malaria transmission - Medical Xpress

Malaria News Feeds - February 17, 2014 - 16:13

Environment influences ability of bacterium to block malaria transmission
Medical Xpress
"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 of ...

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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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