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Whole-parasite vaccine shows strong promise in battling malaria

A malaria vaccine that uses the entire malaria parasite has for the first time proven safe and shown promise to produce a strong immune response in a clinical trial. The vaccine is unique in that it employs the entire malaria parasite, while most experimental malaria vaccines consist of just one or at most a few proteins found in the parasite. Researchers More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
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Mosquitoes disappear in some parts of Africa

Scientists have been left baffled with reports that malaria-carrying mosquitoes are disappearing in some parts of Africa, BBC reported Continue reading “Mosquitoes disappear in some parts of Africa” More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
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New way to ‘tame’ malaria parasite identified

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of California-San Francisco have developed a novel technique to “tame” the malaria parasite Continue reading “New way to ‘tame’ More...

By BioNews On Monday, August 15th, 2011
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Malaria killing more birds than it did 20 years ago

Malaria is killing off a growing number of British birds including sparrows, chaffinches, owls and nightingales, experts say Continue reading “Malaria killing more birds than it did 20 years ago” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
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Scientists find way to decimate malarial mosquitoes

Scientists have unearthed a vital clue that could help them decimate malaria-causing mosquito populations Continue reading “Scientists find way to decimate malarial mosquitoes” »  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, August 6th, 2011
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Penn State researchers developing microwaves to roast malaria parasites

A team at the Penn State Materials Research Institute, including an Indian-origin scientist, are developing a Continue reading “Penn State researchers developing microwaves to roast malaria parasites” More...

By BioNews On Friday, August 5th, 2011
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Nigeria launches new anti-malaria drug

A new anti-malaria medicine developed in China has been introduced in Nigeria to contain the spread of the Continue reading “Nigeria launches new anti-malaria drug” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
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Smelly socks may rid mankind of malaria scourge

Smelly socks can lure four times as many malaria-spreading mosquitoes than are drawn to people into a trap, which can then kill the bloodsucking creatures with a lethal dose of insecticide Continue reading “Smelly More...

By BioNews On Monday, July 11th, 2011
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Promising new malaria vaccine set to enter human trials

A malaria vaccine developed at Griffith University that will protect against all known strains of the deadly parasite will embark on its first human trials within the next 12 months Continue reading “Promising More...

By BioNews On Thursday, June 16th, 2011
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New ‘powerful’ vaccination strategy fights malaria better

Scientists have discovered a powerful strategy to combat malaria that may be described as the most effective next-generation vaccination approach for the disease Continue reading “New ‘powerful’ vaccination More...