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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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