Cerebral malaria is a lethal complication of malaria infection characterized by central nervous system dysfunction and is often not effectively treated by antimalarial combination therapies. It has been shown that the sequestration of the parasite-infected red blood cells that interact with cerebral vessel endothelial cells and the damage of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) play critical roles in the pathogenesis.
Drones have taken to the skies over Zanzibar, spraying paddy fields with a solution that drowns mosquito pupae and larvae in a bid to fight malaria.
Day 4: Saturday, 2nd November 2019
Innovating to Enable Malaria Elimination I
Day 3: Friday, 1st November 2019
Leveraging Data Science to Defeat Malaria I
Plasmodium falciparum has a complex life cycle that involves interaction with multiple tissues inside the human and mosquito hosts. Identification of essential genes at all different stages of the P. falciparum life cycle is urgently required for clinical development of tools for malaria control and eradication.
The Fever portrays the fight against malaria as a case study--in greed and courage. For The Fever Katharina Weingartner focuses on the complex history, present and future of malaria and observes the search for a solution. Could millions of deaths have been prevented, if ancient medical knowledge had been taken more seriously?
Day 2: Thursday, 31st October 2019
Welcome and Keynote Address
Malaria Minute, 1 November 2019
Researchers image the mode of action of quinoline drugs, the function of rhomboid proteases is dynamically detailed and the WHO declares that 7 million cases of malaria have been reported in Burundi this year.
Day 1: Wednesday, 30th October 2019
Joint Keystone Symposia with Grand Challenges Annual Meeting
Grand Challenges: Where we go next: African leadership for African Innovation
The MESA Correspondent volunteers report on the latest in malaria research from conferences around the world. The synopses are shared online, enabling people who could not attend the meeting to read about the latest advances. The MESA Correspondents Program is a collaboration between MESA and the conference organizers.