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Stop giving soldiers anti-malaria drug mefloquine: Editorial - Toronto Star

Malaria News Feeds - May 26, 2016 - 20:52

Toronto Star

Stop giving soldiers anti-malaria drug mefloquine: Editorial
Toronto Star
But during the inquiry and in its aftermath, veterans of the mission maintained that the killing might have been caused by psychiatric reactions to the anti-malaria drug mefloquine, which had been administered to the soldiers involved. Despite that ...

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How do you kill a malaria parasite? Clog it with cholesterol - Science Daily

Malaria News Feeds - May 26, 2016 - 20:09

How do you kill a malaria parasite? Clog it with cholesterol
Science Daily
Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by Plasmodium parasites. After a person is bitten, the parasite invades the victim's red blood cells. There, it eventually divides into daughter parasites, which continue to destroy each red blood cell they ...

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Gates Foundation Grant Jump-Starts Innovative Malaria Research at UT Austin - UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

Malaria News Feeds - May 26, 2016 - 19:59

UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

Gates Foundation Grant Jump-Starts Innovative Malaria Research at UT Austin
UT News | The University of Texas at Austin
About 3.2 billion people, or almost half of the world's population, are at risk of malaria, a treatable infection transmitted by animals and insects. In 2015, 95 countries and territories had ongoing malaria transmission, according to the World Health ...

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Gates Foundation Grant Jump-Starts Innovative Malaria Research at UT Austin - UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

Malaria News Feeds - May 26, 2016 - 19:59

UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

Gates Foundation Grant Jump-Starts Innovative Malaria Research at UT Austin
UT News | The University of Texas at Austin
About 3.2 billion people, or almost half of the world's population, are at risk of malaria, a treatable infection transmitted by animals and insects. In 2015, 95 countries and territories had ongoing malaria transmission, according to the World Health ...

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How do you kill a malaria parasite? Clog it with cholesterol

Science Daily - Malaria - May 26, 2016 - 19:22
Drexel scientists have discovered an unusual mechanism for how two antimalarial drugs kill Plasmodium parasites. Amidst growing concerns about drug resistance, these findings could help to develop more effective drugs against the disease.
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New malaria drugs kill Plasmodium parasites by promoting premature parasite division

Science Daily - Malaria - May 26, 2016 - 19:17
Several new malaria drugs under development share a common feature: they promote an influx of sodium ions into Plasmodium parasites that have invaded red blood cells and multiply there. A study published on May 26 in PLOS Pathogens suggests that this increase in sodium concentration kills the parasite by changing the composition of its outer membrane (the skin equivalent) and promoting division of the parasite before its genome has been replicated.
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DARPA $6.4M contract supports malaria research aimed at enhancing resilience - Emory News Center

Malaria News Feeds - May 26, 2016 - 19:03

Emory News Center

DARPA $6.4M contract supports malaria research aimed at enhancing resilience
Emory News Center
The investigators believe learning why malaria causes acute, potentially lethal disease in some humans and animals, while others are much more resilient or tolerant, could lead them to better intervention strategies for malaria and other diseases ...

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JCU set to launch biotech company to manufacture malaria vaccine - The Cairns Post

Malaria News Feeds - May 26, 2016 - 19:02

The Cairns Post

JCU set to launch biotech company to manufacture malaria vaccine
The Cairns Post
A NEW biotechnology company that will start manufacturing a vaccine for malaria is set to be launched by James Cook University by the end of the year. JCU yesterday announced its commercialisation plans for the vaccine, being developed by a team of ...

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New malaria drugs kill by promoting premature parasite division - Medical Xpress

Malaria News Feeds - May 26, 2016 - 18:56

Medical Xpress

New malaria drugs kill by promoting premature parasite division
Medical Xpress
Several new malaria drugs under development share a common feature: they promote an influx of sodium ions into Plasmodium parasites that have invaded red blood cells and multiply there. A study published on May 26th in PLOS Pathogens suggests that ...
New discovery could help create a more effective malaria vaccineDaily News & Analysis
Malaria parasites use complement system to evade human immune response, study findsNews-Medical.net
The death-knell of malaria parasites: too much cholesterolPhillyVoice.com
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How Do You Kill a Malaria Parasite? Clog It with Cholesterol - DrexelNow

Malaria News Feeds - May 26, 2016 - 18:22

DrexelNow

How Do You Kill a Malaria Parasite? Clog It with Cholesterol
DrexelNow
Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by Plasmodium parasites. After a person is bitten, the parasite invades the victim's red blood cells. There, it eventually divides into daughter parasites, which continue to destroy each red blood cell they ...

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New malaria drugs kill by promoting premature parasite division - EurekAlert (press release)

Malaria News Feeds - May 26, 2016 - 18:03

EurekAlert (press release)

New malaria drugs kill by promoting premature parasite division
EurekAlert (press release)
Several new malaria drugs under development share a common feature: they promote an influx of sodium ions into Plasmodium parasites that have invaded red blood cells and multiply there. A study published on May 26th in PLOS Pathogens suggests that ...
More effective malaria vaccine one step closerTimes of India
New discovery could help create a more effective malaria vaccineDaily News & Analysis
Malaria parasites use complement system to evade human immune response, study findsNews-Medical.net

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New discovery could help create a more effective malaria vaccine - Daily News & Analysis

Malaria News Feeds - May 26, 2016 - 17:30

Daily News & Analysis

New discovery could help create a more effective malaria vaccine
Daily News & Analysis
A more effective vaccine is a major step nearer after a team of scientists found how malaria evades the immune system. The Penn State College of Medicine study showed that the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum hijacks an immune system process to ...
Malaria parasites use complement system to evade human immune response, study findsNews-Medical.net
More effective malaria vaccine one step closerNew Kerala

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Canadian troops still taking malaria drug British call risky - Radio Canada International

Malaria News Feeds - May 26, 2016 - 15:06

Radio Canada International

Canadian troops still taking malaria drug British call risky
Radio Canada International
British members of Parliament are the latest to warn their military against the anti-malaria drug mefloquine because of rare but possibly severe and permanent psychological side effects, reports the Toronto Star's Sheila Pratt. Thousands of Canadian ...

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New finding may help scientists develop an effective malaria vaccine - TheHealthSite

Malaria News Feeds - May 26, 2016 - 13:41

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New finding may help scientists develop an effective malaria vaccine
TheHealthSite
A more effective vaccine is a major step nearer after a team of scientists found how malaria evades the immune system. The Penn State College of Medicine study showed that the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum hijacks an immune system process to ...
More effective malaria vaccine one step closerBig News Network.com

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End of the road for Lariam? The malaria drug soldiers claim increases psychosis. - Medical Xpress

Malaria News Feeds - May 26, 2016 - 11:41

Medical Xpress

End of the road for Lariam? The malaria drug soldiers claim increases psychosis.
Medical Xpress
The British army has long used Lariam tablets as the anti-malarial drug of choice for soldiers deployed in certain areas where they may be at risk from mosquitoes. But a committee of MPs concluded that it should only be a "drug of last resort" after an ...

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More effective malaria vaccine one step closer - Big News Network.com

Malaria News Feeds - May 26, 2016 - 07:18

More effective malaria vaccine one step closer
Big News Network.com
The Penn State College of Medicine study showed that the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum hijacks an immune system process to invade red blood cells. Understanding how malaria invades the cells could lead to a more effective vaccine. Malaria ...

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Risky anti-malaria drug given to thousands of Canadian veterans - Hamilton Spectator

Malaria News Feeds - May 25, 2016 - 23:02

Hamilton Spectator

Risky anti-malaria drug given to thousands of Canadian veterans
Hamilton Spectator
The report by MPs on the U.K. parliamentary defence committee recommended that the British military use the anti-malaria drug mefloquine only as a "drug of last resort," due to the risk of severe psychological side effects. While adverse reactions to ...

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Fight for justice on malaria drug - Townsville Bulletin

Malaria News Feeds - May 25, 2016 - 22:29

Fight for justice on malaria drug
Townsville Bulletin
At the same time the Australian Army Malaria Institute (AMI) was clinically trialling mefloquine on ADF personnel deployed to East Timor. Perhaps “trying” is a better description because the formal requirements of a clinical trial including informed ...

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Risky anti-malaria drug given to thousands of Canadian veterans - Toronto Star

Malaria News Feeds - May 25, 2016 - 22:08

Toronto Star

Risky anti-malaria drug given to thousands of Canadian veterans
Toronto Star
The report by MPs on the U.K. parliamentary defence committee recommended that the British military use the anti-malaria drug mefloquine only as a “drug of last resort,” due to the risk of severe psychological side effects. While adverse reactions to ...

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DARPA $6.4 million contract supports research to enhance resilience after malaria infection - EurekAlert (press release)

Malaria News Feeds - May 25, 2016 - 17:51

DARPA $6.4 million contract supports research to enhance resilience after malaria infection
EurekAlert (press release)
Researchers at Emory University, the University of Georgia, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, along with national and international collaborators, will investigate the mechanisms behind "resilience" following malaria infection. The investigators ...

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