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April 8, 2019 - 14:17 -- Malaria Minute

Keeping you up to date with the latest malaria news

Fight Malaria uses the power of podcasting to connect the dots between the global efforts to eradicate malaria. The Malaria Minute podcastbrings global malaria news to you in 60 seconds. The Five Minutes podcast highlight people fighting malaria on the forefront.

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Podcast: Plasmodium Mimics NK-Inhibitor to Evade Immune Response

July 20, 2020 - 09:20 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 17 July 2020
Researchers find that the malaria parasite mimics a natural molecule that inhibits the release of NK cells, and the effect of insecticide resistance on the reproductive potential of Anopheles coluzzii mosquitoes has been revealed.
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Podcast: Mass Drug Administration for Malaria Elimination in Zambia

July 10, 2020 - 12:41 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 10 July 2020

Zambian study reveals that mass drug administration is safe, logistically feasible, accepted by communities, and effective in reducing malaria prevalence in the short term, and the Medicines for Malaria Venture launch Malaria Libre, an open-source drug discovery programme.
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Podcast: Extent of Insecticide Resistance in Africa Revealed

July 3, 2020 - 08:27 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 03 July 2020

The prevalence of insecticide resistance increases in Africa and researchers find that the malaria parasite interferes with red blood cell development to ensure gametocyte maturation.

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Podcast: CDK5 Controls Atypical Replication of Plasmodium Parasite

June 26, 2020 - 14:49 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 26 June 2020

CDK5 regulates atypical cell division in gametogony and is essential for DNA replication, and researchers assess whether two experimental vaccines can be combined to create a multistage vaccine against malaria.

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Podcast: Recently Identified Quinoline Resistance Not Prevalent in Africa

June 15, 2020 - 10:51 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 12 June 2020

New mutations to the quinoline drug family identified in South America and Asia are not prevalent in Africa and scientists evaluate a new field-based malaria blood test.

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Podcast: Novel Malaria Drug Artefenomel Assessed Against Plasmodium vivax Infection

June 5, 2020 - 10:48 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 5 June 2020

Artefenomel is assessed against Plasmodium vivax infection in humans to determine the minimum effective dose required for parasite clearance and a beta version of the Global Vector Hub is launched.

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Podcast: Spleen Plays Major Role in Plasmodium vivax Infection

May 29, 2020 - 10:52 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 29 May 2020

The spleen plays a major role in the expression of P. vivax genes and the production of antigens associated with clinical protection, and scientists develop an AI that can detect Plasmodium infection in the blood.

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Podcast: Serological Tests for P. vivax Malaria Could Reduce Disease Transmission by 69%

May 15, 2020 - 19:35 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 15 May 2020

Antibody tests for P. vivax malaria could reduce disease prevalence by up to 69% and scientists develop a sex-distorter gene drive that eliminates populations of mosquitoes in the lab.

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Podcast: Combined Use of MDA and IRS Most Effective Way to Prevent Malaria Transmission

May 1, 2020 - 15:23 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 1 May 2020

The combined use of mass drug administration and indoor residual spraying is the most effective way to reduce malaria prevalence in low malaria-endemic settings, and antibodies against PfGARP kill malaria-infected cells by inducing cell death.

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Podcast: Gene Drive Outcomes Not Determined by Genetic Variation

April 24, 2020 - 14:30 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 24 April 2020

Genetic variation would seem to have little impact on the success of gene drive interventions due to conserved Cas9 target sites in populations of Anopheles mosquitoes.

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Podcast: Enhancing Fc-Dependent Effector Functions Could Improve Protective Efficacy of RTS,S

April 10, 2020 - 10:31 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 10 April 2020

Enhancing antibody induction may improve the protective efficacy of RTS,S and researchers find that more gametocytes are produced when human infection is initiated by blood-stage parasites compared to mosquito bite.

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Podcast: Chloroquine Considered as Potential Treatment for COVID-19

March 27, 2020 - 16:48 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 27 March 2020

Scientists evaluate chloroquine as a potential treatment for the coronavirus and, as it continues to spread around the world, a report in The Lancet stresses the need for preparedness in malaria-endemic regions.

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Podcast: PIMMS43 Enables Malaria Parasite to Evade Mosquito Immune System

March 20, 2020 - 17:07 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 20 March 2020

A protein called PIMMS43 enables the malaria parasite to evade the mosquito’s immune system and scientists describe a highly conserved protein in the malaria parasite that is essential for the invasion of red blood cells.

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Podcast: Demand for Coffee Has a Direct Link to Malaria Risk

March 14, 2020 - 17:37 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 14 March 2020

The global supply chain linked to deforestation leads to an increase in malaria prevalence and scientists identify the mechanism of action of clemastine, an antihistamine that inhibits multiple stages of the malaria parasite’s lifecycle.

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Podcast: Researchers Target Plasmepsin as Avenue for Potential New Therapies

March 7, 2020 - 17:33 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 7 March 2020

Researchers target Plasmepsin proteases as resistance to ACT grows, and the process by which the malaria parasite suppresses the immune system is detailed by scientists.

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Podcast: Scientists Convene for MAM2020 in Australia

February 29, 2020 - 14:26 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 28 February 2020

The Molecular Approaches to Malaria Conference takes place in Australia, and a study into the long-term side effects of antimalarials could not identify any sufficient evidence of association between malaria prophylaxis and adverse health effects.

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Podcast: Condensin Proteins Essential for Malaria Proliferation and Transmission

February 21, 2020 - 17:57 -- Malaria Minute

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.

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Podcast: EphA2 Protein Mediates Critical Stage of Cerebral Malaria

February 14, 2020 - 17:54 -- Malaria Minute

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.

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Podcast: Optimising Vaccine Efficacy Using Tobacco Mosaic Virus

January 31, 2020 - 14:27 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 31 January 2020

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.

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Podcast: Optimising Vaccine Efficacy Using Tobacco Mosaic Virus

January 31, 2020 - 14:27 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 31 January 2020

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.

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Podcast: Antibodies Marker of Exposure to Malaria in Pregnant Women

January 24, 2020 - 14:18 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 24 January 2020

Malaria antibodies in pregnant women may be a marker of exposure, not protection, from malaria and a combination of antimalarial drugs is less efficacious than if used in tandem.

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Podcast: Single-Cell Genome Processing Demonstrates Origin of Complex Malaria

January 17, 2020 - 10:13 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 17 January 2020

Single-cell genome processing yields surprising results about the origin of complex malaria and study finds that the management of malaria in children at schools is ineffective.

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