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Red blood cell traits associated with malaria risk in children

Science Daily - Malaria - March 24, 2015 - 16:09
Certain red blood cell traits in children can increase or decrease their risk for malaria, researchers say. Researchers also found that a genetic condition known as homozygous X-linked G6PD deficiency correlated with a reduced risk of malaria in girls only. Meanwhile, HbC-trait, in which the body makes an abnormal hemoglobin called hemoglobin C, appeared to increase malaria risk in children. Scientists hope this study will lead to further research into the molecular mechanisms of the malaria-protective effects of red blood cell variants.
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Discovery of what attracts pregnant mosquitoes is used to fight malaria

Science Daily - Malaria - March 24, 2015 - 16:07
The battle against malaria is also a battle against its natural host, the mosquito, which means disrupting the insect's lifecycle is every bit as important as putting nets over beds. Now, an international research team has discovered what attracts mosquitoes to lay their eggs in specific places.
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Public Release: 24-Mar-2015 NIH researchers identify red blood cell traits ... - EurekAlert (press release)

Malaria News Feeds - March 24, 2015 - 15:54

Public Release: 24-Mar-2015 NIH researchers identify red blood cell traits ...
EurekAlert (press release)
WHAT: Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, have determined that certain red blood cell traits in children can increase or decrease their risk for malaria. The findings ...

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Malaria-infected cells produce odors attractive to mosquitoes

Science Daily - Malaria - March 24, 2015 - 14:14
The malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum produces chemical compounds called terpenes that give off odors that attract mosquitoes, according to new research. The study might explain why the insects are more likely to bite humans or animals infected with the organism.
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Malaria Parasite Attracts Mosquitoes With Perfume - Scientific American

Malaria News Feeds - March 24, 2015 - 13:23

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Malaria Parasite Attracts Mosquitoes With Perfume
Scientific American
But here's where things get weird. Plasmodium—the malaria parasite—also manufactures those alluring odor molecules, called terpenes. It does so using a chloroplast-like organelle, like the one plants use to capture sunlight. The malaria parasite's ...
Malaria-infected cells produce odors attractive to mosquitoesPhys.Org
Phenomena:National Geographic

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Phenomena: - National Geographic

Malaria News Feeds - March 24, 2015 - 13:05

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Phenomena:
National Geographic
Malaria is caused by single-celled parasites called Plasmodium. A female mosquito carries them in its gut as it flies around in search of a victim to bite. After the parasites mature, they push through the insect's gut wall, eventually making their way ...
Malaria Parasite Attracts Mosquitoes with PerfumeScientific American
Malaria-infected cells produce odors attractive to mosquitoesPhys.Org

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Researchers find new knock out for malaria in Africa; it's all about fatal ... - Mail & Guardian Africa

Malaria News Feeds - March 24, 2015 - 12:57

Mail & Guardian Africa

Researchers find new knock out for malaria in Africa; it's all about fatal ...
Mail & Guardian Africa
“For the past six years, we have been studying how the major malaria-transmitting mosquito in Africa selects which pool to lay her eggs in, and asking how that choice could be manipulated so we can intercept and kill her before she lays hundreds of ...
'Attract and kill:' Trapping malaria mosquito mums before they lay eggs(e) Science News (press release) (registration)

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Mosquito nets alone can't stop malaria - study - New Vision

Malaria News Feeds - March 24, 2015 - 10:40

New Vision

Mosquito nets alone can't stop malaria - study
New Vision
According to the study authors, the results indicate that, although high-transmission countries like Uganda need to further scale up campaigns to distribute nets, they also have to spray homes with insecticides in order to match the malaria reduction ...

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Treatment has made malaria rare in the U.S. - Stephenville Empire-Tribune

Malaria News Feeds - March 24, 2015 - 06:47

Treatment has made malaria rare in the U.S.
Stephenville Empire-Tribune
DEAR DOCTOR K: I am traveling abroad in a few weeks. My travel clinic has prescribed antimalarial medication. Can you tell me more about malaria and how to prevent it? DEAR READER: Malaria is a serious disease caused by the Plasmodium parasite.

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Bishop announces $30m to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria - SBS

Malaria News Feeds - March 23, 2015 - 19:56

SBS

Bishop announces $30m to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria
SBS
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has has pledged $30 million over three years to help bring new diagnostic tests and drugs to market to tackle drug resistant Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria. Ms Bishop made the announcement in Canberra at the launch of the ...
Julie Bishop has announced an extra $30 million to fight disease. (AAP)9news.com.au

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'Attract and kill:' Trapping malaria mosquito mums before they lay eggs - (e) Science News (press release) (registration)

Malaria News Feeds - March 23, 2015 - 18:11

Mail & Guardian Africa

'Attract and kill:' Trapping malaria mosquito mums before they lay eggs
(e) Science News (press release) (registration)
In a world first, researchers have found that a naturally occurring chemical attracts pregnant malaria-transmitting mosquitoes -- a discovery which could boost malaria control efforts. The chemical, cedrol, found in mosquito breeding sites near Africa ...
Researchers find new knock out for malaria in Africa; it's all about fatal ...Mail & Guardian Africa

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Elimination of Malaria on Hispaniola Targeted with $29.9 Million Grant - SaportaReport

Malaria News Feeds - March 23, 2015 - 15:55

SaportaReport

Elimination of Malaria on Hispaniola Targeted with $29.9 Million Grant
SaportaReport
Malaria has long been intertwined in world history, with characteristic malaria symptoms noted as far back as 2700 BCE. Unfortunately, malaria today remains a deadly disease, one that also holds back economic activity. The good news is that important ...

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New vaccine fights placental malaria - Vaccine News Daily

Malaria News Feeds - March 23, 2015 - 13:32

New vaccine fights placental malaria
Vaccine News Daily
The vaccine uses ExpreS2ion's proprietary protein expression technology called ExpreS3 to carry the malaria antigen into the body. It has taken many years of research to reach this point, and the new vaccine will soon be ready for testing in humans.

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Experts warn of potential upsurge in mosquito and tick-borne diseases as UK climate gets warmer

Science Daily - Malaria - March 23, 2015 - 11:57
Vector-borne diseases, which are transmitted by insects such as mosquitoes and ticks, are on the rise and have spread into new territories across Europe over the past decade (eg, malaria in Greece, West Nile virus in eastern Europe, chikungunya in Italy and France). Authors of a new study say that disease-carrying mosquitoes could also become widespread across large parts of Britain within the next few decades as the climate becomes increasingly mild. More rainfall and warmer temperatures could provide ideal conditions for the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), which spreads the viruses that cause dengue and chikungunya, to breed and expand into the UK, particularly southern England.
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Mosquitoes could bring deadly tropical diseases to the UK as climate change ... - The Independent

Malaria News Feeds - March 23, 2015 - 10:14

The Independent

Mosquitoes could bring deadly tropical diseases to the UK as climate change ...
The Independent
The UK has 34 species of mosquito and several are capable of transmitting malaria. One climate model suggests southern England will become warm enough by 2030 for the disease to be transmitted for up to four months of the year and another predicts ...
Climate change 'could see rise in mosquito-borne disease'NHS Choices
UK experts fear climate change could usher in disease-carrying mosquitoesRT
UK can expect mosquito-borne diseases as climate warms, say expertsMedical News Today
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Could Bristolians be at risk of getting malaria within 15 years - without even ... - Bristol Post

Malaria News Feeds - March 23, 2015 - 09:18

Bristol Post

Could Bristolians be at risk of getting malaria within 15 years - without even ...
Bristol Post
With global arming ensuring warmer temperatures scientists say the climate is becoming suitable for the insects. In turn it could lead to the transmission of tropical diseases including malaria, chikungunya and dengue fever. There are already ...

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Threat of drug-resistant malaria parasites - Nigerian Tribune

Malaria News Feeds - March 22, 2015 - 23:16

Threat of drug-resistant malaria parasites
Nigerian Tribune
A new study published online in the 19 February, 2015 edition of the prestigious infectious diseases journal, The Lancet, found that malaria parasites which are resistant to artemisinin drugs have started spreading westward from Southeast Asia. Carried ...

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Threat of drug-resistant malaria parasites - Nigerian Tribune

Malaria News Feeds - March 22, 2015 - 23:16

Threat of drug-resistant malaria parasites
Nigerian Tribune
A new study published online in the 19 February, 2015 edition of the prestigious infectious diseases journal, The Lancet, found that malaria parasites which are resistant to artemisinin drugs have started spreading westward from Southeast Asia. Carried ...

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Attract and kill: trapping malaria mosquito mums before they lay eggs - HealthCanal.com

Malaria News Feeds - March 22, 2015 - 21:04

Phys.Org

Attract and kill: trapping malaria mosquito mums before they lay eggs
HealthCanal.com
In a world first, researchers have found that a naturally occurring chemical attracts pregnant malaria-transmitting mosquitoes – a discovery which could boost malaria control efforts. The chemical, cedrol, found in mosquito breeding sites near Africa's ...
'Attract and kill:' Trapping malaria mosquito mums before they lay eggsPhys.Org
Researchers find new way to control malaria in AfricaDaily Times
Roundup: Researchers find new way to control malaria in AfricaGlobalPost

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Cattle parasite study points to possible way to fight malaria - Fox News

Malaria News Feeds - March 22, 2015 - 18:00

Fox News

Cattle parasite study points to possible way to fight malaria
Fox News
Herds of African cattle may hold the secret to new ways of fighting parasitic diseases like malaria, which kills some 600,000 people a year, scientists said on Friday. The researchers from the University of Edinburgh found that cows are protected from ...

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