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Malaria: Blood cells behaving badly

Science Daily - Malaria - June 10, 2014 - 15:23
New insight into how malaria parasites perturb flow, turning infected cells into sticky capillary cloggers, may lead to new and better treatments. All the billions of flat, biconcave disks in our body known as red blood cells (or erythrocytes) make three basic, tumbling-treadmill-type motions when they wend their way through the body's bloodstream ferrying oxygen from our lungs to our brains and other tissues. That is, unless they are infected with malaria parasites, in which case their motions are completely different.
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Genetically modified mosquitoes offer hope in malaria fight - Reuters

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 15:06

Genetically modified mosquitoes offer hope in malaria fight
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have found a way of genetically modifying mosquitoes to produce sperm that only creates males, offering a potential fresh approach to fighting and eventually eradicating malaria. Researchers from Imperial College London ...

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GM mosquitoes a 'quantum leap' towards tackling malaria - The Guardian

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 15:04

The Guardian

GM mosquitoes a 'quantum leap' towards tackling malaria
The Guardian
Scientists have hailed the genetic modification of mosquitoes that could crash the insect's populations as a “quantum leap” that will make a substantial and important contribution to eradicating malaria. Previous efforts to tackle the disease, that ...
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Scientists wipe out malaria-carrying mosquitoes in the lab by creating male ... - Phys.Org

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 15:00

Phys.Org

Scientists wipe out malaria-carrying mosquitoes in the lab by creating male ...
Phys.Org
Since 2000, increased prevention and control measures have reduced global malaria mortality rates by 42 per cent, but the disease remains a prevalent killer especially in vulnerable sub-Saharan African regions. Malaria control has also been threatened ...

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Malaria: Blood cells behaving badly - Phys.Org

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 15:00

Phys.Org

Malaria: Blood cells behaving badly
Phys.Org
Malaria, a life-threatening disease caused by Plasmodium parasites, afflicts hundreds of millions of people each year and is responsible for more than half a million deaths—mostly children living in Sub-Saharan Africa. Transmitted through the saliva ...

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World Cup 2014: Football legend Didier Drogba urges action in match against malaria

Roll Back Malaria - June 10, 2014 - 15:00
As millions of people across the globe tune in to watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup, UNDP and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership launch a video that features footballer Didier Drogba, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador and a United Against Malaria champion to raise awareness about the importance of stepping up malaria control to save lives and ensure sustainable development in malaria-endemic countries...
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GM mosquitos a 'quantum leap' towards tackling malaria - The Guardian

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 14:01

GM mosquitos a 'quantum leap' towards tackling malaria
The Guardian
“You have a short-term benefit because males don't bite humans [and transmit malaria],” Andrea Crisanti, one of the authors of the new research, which was published in the journal Nature Communications on Tuesday, told the Guardian. “But in the ...

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International team of scientists open sources search for malaria cure - opensource.com

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 11:20

International team of scientists open sources search for malaria cure
opensource.com
In late November 2012, the Open Source Malaria (OSM) team gained a new member who lived and worked almost 1700 kilometers away from the synthetic chemistry hub at the University of Sydney. Of course, collaboration across continents is not unusual for ...

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Lead Three Zanzibar Enhances Efforts to Eradicate Malaria - AllAfrica.com

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 05:39

Lead Three Zanzibar Enhances Efforts to Eradicate Malaria
AllAfrica.com
Zanzibar — IN efforts to eradicate malaria, the Zanzibar government started distributing long lasting insecticide mosquito nets (LLINs) for free to residents, the ministry of health has announced. "We have plans to distribute 315, 463 nets and the ...

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An infection that can prevent malaria - Jagran Post

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 03:21

Jagran Post

An infection that can prevent malaria
Jagran Post
What is more interesting is that mosquitoes' infection can be used to tackle the spread of malaria. Researchers have found the first evidence of an intercellular bacterial infection in natural populations of two species of Anopheles mosquitoes, the ...

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Lead 3 Zanzibar enhances efforts to eradicate malaria - Daily News

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 01:24

Daily News

Lead 3 Zanzibar enhances efforts to eradicate malaria
Daily News
IN efforts to eradicate malaria, the Zanzibar government started distributing long lasting insecticide mosquito nets (LLINs) for free to residents, the ministry of health has announced. "We have plans to distribute 315, 463 nets and the exercise ...

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Drug-resistant malaria threatens SE Asia - 3News NZ

Malaria News Feeds - June 10, 2014 - 00:52

Drug-resistant malaria threatens SE Asia
3News NZ
The drug-resistant strain of the disease may account for 80 percent of the disease in the area, which is becoming resilient to the last standing anti-malaria drug - artemisinin - partly because of counterfeit medicines and incorrect administration. Dr ...

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Expert medical witness changed his view on anti-malaria drug - Irish Times

Malaria News Feeds - June 9, 2014 - 21:24

Expert medical witness changed his view on anti-malaria drug
Irish Times
A medical expert witness who claimed a soldier accused of sexual assault had displayed symptoms of side effects from the anti-malaria drug Lariam, has acknowledged he previously dismissed the importance of any such side effects. Dr Ashley Croft, a ...

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Unknowns hamper global malaria fight - Gant Daily

Malaria News Feeds - June 9, 2014 - 19:22

Unknowns hamper global malaria fight
Gant Daily
<img src="http://www.irinnews.org/images/ (IRIN) – Some 60 percent of countries where malaria is endemic lack solid information about the quality of available drugs to treat the deadly disease, according to a new study. The study, published in the ...
Unknown unknowns hamper global malaria fightIRINnews.org

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Officials prepare to meet malaria threat - The Hindu

Malaria News Feeds - June 9, 2014 - 17:13

Officials prepare to meet malaria threat
The Hindu
With the monsoon round the corner and malaria and other ailments expected to trouble Visakha Agency area, the district administration is gearing itself up to control the problem before it becomes a major one. Advanced Rapid Diagnosis Kits (RDKs) that ...

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Abyei Hospital concerned by increasing malaria cases - Radio Tamazuj

Malaria News Feeds - June 9, 2014 - 15:12

Abyei Hospital concerned by increasing malaria cases
Radio Tamazuj
Medical sources in the disputed region of Abyei between Sudan and South Sudan announced that cases of malaria have increased, especially among children. Speaking to Radio Tamazuj yesterday, a medical doctor working in the Abyei Hospital said the ...

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Unknown unknowns hamper global malaria fight - IRINnews.org

Malaria News Feeds - June 9, 2014 - 14:32

Unknown unknowns hamper global malaria fight
IRINnews.org
KISUMU, 9 June 2014 (IRIN) - Some 60 percent of countries where malaria is endemic lack solid information about the quality of available drugs to treat the deadly disease, according to a new study. The study, published in the Malaria Journal in April ...

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Waje, Bez, Falz & Eva Join Forces To Fight Malaria With #MalariaFreeNigeria ... - 360Nobs.com

Malaria News Feeds - June 9, 2014 - 12:46

Waje, Bez, Falz & Eva Join Forces To Fight Malaria With #MalariaFreeNigeria ...
360Nobs.com
Malaria No More” is a nonprofit organization that aims to end death caused by malaria in Africa by 2015. Malaria No More aims to achieve this by engaging global leaders, rallying the public, delivering life-saving tools and education to families ...

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MEDA uses mobile phones to fight malaria in Tanzania - Mennonite World Review

Malaria News Feeds - June 9, 2014 - 12:01

MEDA uses mobile phones to fight malaria in Tanzania
Mennonite World Review
WATERLOO, Ont. — Mennonite Economic Development Associates is working with a partner in Tanzania to combat malaria with mobile phone vouchers. Since 2011, the Tanzania National Voucher Scheme has used text messaging with cell phones to send ...

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An infection that can prevent malaria - Zee News

Malaria News Feeds - June 9, 2014 - 10:49

An infection that can prevent malaria
Zee News
New York: Ever heard of an "infected" mosquito? Yes, mosquitoes do get infected, new research reveals. What is more interesting is that mosquitoes' infection can be used to tackle the spread of malaria. Researchers have found the first evidence of an ...

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