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Transfer of parasite to mosquito

Malaria.com news - January 15, 2019 - 09:50
 I am working with rural African communities where we are struggling with contamination of farm products with residues from indoor residual spraying (ban on exports) - and are concerned about contamination of humans as well. Stepped up treatment of all persons diagnosed with malaria with AL. How do the mosquitoes get infected by the parasite so that they can infect humans?

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Malaria.com news - January 15, 2019 - 06:13
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Study: 'Post-normal' science requires unorthodox communication strategies

Science Daily - January 14, 2019 - 21:11
Proposals to fight malaria by 'driving' genes that slow its spread through mosquitoes is a high-risk, high-reward technology that presents a challenge to science journalists, according to a new report aimed at stimulating a fruitful, realistic public discussion of 'post-normal' science and technology.

Parasites from patients with cerebral malaria stick preferentially in their brains

Science Daily - January 11, 2019 - 14:51
Scientists have provided, for the first time, evidence which links the ability of red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite to bind to the cells lining the blood vessels of the brain, with the clinical syndrome cerebral malaria.

Malaria vaccine passes test in humans

Science Daily - January 10, 2019 - 14:39
A vaccine against fatal pregnancy malaria shows promising results in the first tests in humans. The new study has taken a vaccine all the way from discovery of a mechanism through development and production to clinical trials in humans.

Fighting human disease with birth control ... for mosquitoes

Science Daily - January 8, 2019 - 19:13
A newly discovered protein that is crucial for egg production in mosquitoes opens a possibility for 'mosquito birth control.' The approach might offer a way to reduce mosquito populations in areas of human disease transmission without harming beneficial insects such as honey bees.

Pyronaridine-artesunate for treating uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria

Science Daily - January 8, 2019 - 15:12
Researchers have looked at the efficacy of using a novel artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), pyronaridine-artesunate, to treat malaria in areas where resistance to other ACTs is becoming a problem. The analysis finds it at least as effective as the currently used ACTs, if not better.

For first time, researchers can measure insecticide on surface of mosquito nets

Science Daily - January 2, 2019 - 17:54
Insecticide-infused mosquito netting is in widespread use around the world to limit the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria. Researchers have now come up with a technique that measures how much insecticide is found on the surface of these nets -- paving the way for efforts to determine how long the nets are effective.

Insomnia with Artemether (Paluther)

Malaria.com news - January 2, 2019 - 15:53
Question: Does malaria treatment, especially with paluta injection cause insomnia. I have experienced this twice. Answer: If you are referring to injection with artemether (sold as Paluther), then yes, trouble sleeping has been recorded as a possible side effect. However, it should not persist for long after the medication has been administered, so you should consult […]

Gold-complexed ferrocenyl phosphines as potent antimalarials

Science Daily - December 19, 2018 - 16:56
Researchers have developed novel ferrocene-based molecules that impair the malaria parasite's metabolic function leading to parasite death.

Killing the liver-stage malaria parasite with baculovirus: a drug discovery approach

Science Daily - December 12, 2018 - 15:46
Currently, few antimalarial treatments exist that effectively kill liver-stage malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax, which can lay dormant for months or even years. Researchers have reported a new drug that could eliminate liver-stage malaria parasites completely. Using an insect virus, known as a baculovirus, the researchers investigated the ability of baculovirus to mediate innate immunity against malaria infection. This work could pave the way for developing new and more effective antimalarial treatments.

Buzz! Slap! Ow! Taking the virus out of a mosquito's bite

Science Daily - December 12, 2018 - 14:33
They approach with the telltale sign -- a high-pitched whine. It's a warning that you are a mosquito's next meal. But that mosquito might carry a virus, and now the virus is in you. Now, with the help of state-of-the-art technology, researchers can see how a virus moves within a mosquito's body, which could lead to the prevention of mosquitoes transmitting diseases.

Half a million tests and many mosquitoes later, new buzz about a malaria prevention drug

Science Daily - December 6, 2018 - 19:12
Researchers spent two years testing chemical compounds for their ability to inhibit the malaria parasite at an earlier stage in its lifecycle than most current drugs, revealing a new set of chemical starting points for the first drugs to prevent malaria instead of just treating the symptoms.

Six antibodies produced to combat Zika virus

Science Daily - November 29, 2018 - 18:10
Researchers have generated six Zika virus antibodies that could be used to test for and possibly treat a mosquito-borne disease that has infected more than 1.5 million people worldwide.

A new aspect in Plasmodium falciparum life cycle revealed: 'Express' sexual conversion

Science Daily - November 26, 2018 - 17:33
Conversion from the asexual to the sexual phase of the malaria parasite is necessary for its transmission to the mosquito.

Disrupting parasites' family planning could aid malaria fight

Science Daily - November 15, 2018 - 16:54
Malaria parasites know good times from bad and plan their offspring accordingly, scientists have found, in a development that could inform new treatments.

Protection against Malaria: A matter of balance

Science Daily - November 14, 2018 - 15:40
A balanced production of pro and anti-inflammatory cytokines at two years of age protects against clinical malaria in early childhood, according to a new study. The results also indicated that early exposure to the parasite does not affect the risk of developing the disease, although it could affect the parasite-specific immune response later in life.

Anopheles mosquitoes could spread Mayaro virus in US, other diverse regions

Science Daily - November 8, 2018 - 21:43
Mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles are well known as primary vectors of malaria. But a new study suggests that Anopheles species, including some found in the United States, also are capable of carrying and transmitting an emerging pathogen, Mayaro virus, which has caused outbreaks of disease in South America and the Caribbean.

Could rising CO2 trigger return of eradicated mosquito-related disease?

Science Daily - November 5, 2018 - 15:53
A new study shows for the first time the impact that climate change is having on the rate in which mosquitoes diversify, and what this might mean for human health in the future.

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