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This weeks Malaria Minute Podcast
New Plasmodium Transporter Channel Identified
Scientists identify a new transporter channel in the parasitophorous vacuole, and researchers learn that LLINs in Papua New Guinea have not met the required bioefficacy standards since 2013.
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Global malaria news
‘The Biggest Monster’ Is Spreading. And It’s Not the Coronavirus
The New York Time, 3 August 2020
Tuberculosis kills 1.5 million people each year. Lockdowns and supply-chain disruptions threaten progress against the disease as well as H.I.V. and malaria... Read more
New set of channels connecting malaria parasite and blood cells
ScienceDaily, 30 July 2020
Researchers have discovered another set of pore-like holes, or channels, traversing the membrane-bound sac that encloses the deadliest malaria parasite as it infects red blood cells. The channels enable the transport of lipids -- fat-like molecules -- between the blood cell and parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. The parasite draws lipids from the cell to sustain its growth and may also secrete other types of lipids to hijack cell functions to meet its needs... Read more
Press release - Malaria: Parasite resistance to artemisinin derivatives now affecting Africa
Institut Pasteur, 27 July 2020
Resistance to artemisinin, the main component of the current antimalarial treatments recommended by WHO, is already widespread in South-East Asia, but it had not previously been described in Africa. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, in collaboration with the National Malaria Control Program in Rwanda (Rwanda Biomedical Center), the World Health Organization (WHO), Cochin Hospital and Columbia University (New York, USA), recently detected the emergence and spread of malaria parasites capable of resisting artemisinin derivatives for the first time in Rwanda. The results of the research were published on August 3, 2020 in Nature Medicine... Read more
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