As of December 2014, MalariaWorld, the world's largest and only online scientific and social network for malaria professionals, is celebrating its 5th anniversary. It's been an adventure that we never imagined would become what it has become today. Many of you will not know the history of MalariaWorld, so here's a brief summary.
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Malaria Minute, 21 February 2020
Scientists identify two proteins that are essential for the malaria parasite’s genetic malleability, and the substance responsible for ‘rosette’ formation in human red blood cells is identified.
The Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA) is seeking three volunteers as MESA Correspondents to report from the "Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria" Conference in the Wellcome Genome Campus, UK, June 08 - 10, 2020.
Malaria Minute, 14 February 2020
Scientists find that the EphA2 protein mediates a critical stage of cerebral malaria and data scientists construct a statistical modelling framework of malaria seasonality in Madagascar.
From prehistoric times man has looked to wild and domestic animals for sources of herbal remedies. Both folklore and living examples provide accounts of how medicinal plants were obtained by observing the behaviour of animals. Animals too learn about the details of self-medication by watching each other. To date, perhaps the most striking scientific studies of animal self-medication have been made on the African great apes.
This document was submitted to us by Jerôme Munyangi, who run the successful large scale clinical trials against malaria with Artemisia plants in Maniema, RDC.
(Jerome Munyangi et al., Artemisia annua and Artemisia afra tea infusions vs. artesunate-amodiaquine(ASAQ) in treating Plasmodium falciparum malaria in a large scale, doubleblind, randomized clinical trialPhytomedicine, 2019, 57, 49-56)
Our association IFBV-BELHERB shares his concern for his African sisters and brothers. They should not be used as guinea pigs by Bigpharma.
Use of the tobacco mosaic virus platform to administer malaria antigens induces high and durable efficacy in macaques and individuals with an African-centric genetic variation may have an improved response to malaria.