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Last week at MalariaWorld: Scientists find how deadly malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans

October 17, 2019 - 15:43 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

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News release

BASF, MedAccess and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation collaborate to bring innovative mosquito nets to malaria-endemic countries
To mark the Sixth Replenishment Conference of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, BASF, MedAccess and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced an agreement that will facilitate the supply of 35 million Interceptor® G2 mosquito nets to combat malaria.
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Event Updates

Reminder: Keystone Symposia The Malaria Endgame: Innovation in Therapeutics, Vector Control and Public Health Tools - 30 October-2 November
Kindly be reminded that the The Malaria Endgame conference will take place from 30 October - 2 November, 2019  at the Hilton in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. You can still register for this opportunity to network with global leaders and shape the future and fate of the war against malaria.
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Reminder: MAM2020 Molecular Approaches to Malaria - Abstract deadline extended!
The deadline of abstracts submission of this event has been extended to 18 October 2019.
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This weeks Malaria Minute Podcast

Deforestation Causes Increase in Malaria Transmission
Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest causes malaria transmission to increase and the analysis of a 50,000-year-old gene sequence explains how P. falciparum malaria parasites are able to infect humans.
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Global Malaria News

Acaí berry extracts fight malaria in mice
Science Daily, 16 October 2019
[...] the parasite that causes malaria is developing resistance to many antimalarial drugs, including the mainstay, chloroquine. Researchers are actively searching for new treatments, and now, a group have found that acaí berry extracts can reduce parasites in the blood and prolong the survival of infected mice.
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Scientists find how deadly malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans
Reuters, 15 October 2019
Scientists who resurrected a 50,000-year-old gene sequence have analyzed it to figure out how the world’s deadliest malaria parasite jumped from gorillas to humans - giving insight into the origins of one of human history’s biggest killers.
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Malaria in the Amazon
The UCSB Current, 14 October 2019
A new study by UC Santa Barbara’s Andy MacDonald found a direct relationship between deforestation and the transmission of malaria by mosquitoes. Regions with a lot of deforestation saw many more cases of malaria.
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