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Human genetic variant that may help reduce malaria risk identified

Scientists from the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM), Hamburg, and Kumasi University, Ghana, have identified a human genetic variant associated with an almost 30 percent reduced risk of developing severe malaria Continue reading “Human genetic variant that may help reduce malaria risk identified” »  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, May 13th, 2011
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Mosquito bug that kills malaria parasite identified

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that a bacterium in mosquitoes kill Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria in humans Continue reading “Mosquito More...

By BioNews On Friday, May 13th, 2011
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A bug that nips malaria in the bud

Johns Hopkins researchers have identified a bug that nips malaria in the bud by halting the development of Continue reading “A bug that nips malaria in the bud” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, May 2nd, 2011
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Soon, genetically modified mosquitoes to curb malaria

Scientists from Imperial College London and the University of Washington in Seattle have found that they can destroy mosquito genes, that allow the malaria parasite to reach humans” bloodstreams, via genetic More...

By BioNews On Friday, April 8th, 2011
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Monkeys main reservoir of human malaria in SE Asia

A study led by an Indian-origin scientist has warned that monkeys infected with an emerging malaria strain are providing a reservoir for human disease in Southeast Asia Continue reading “Monkeys main reservoir More...

By BioNews On Friday, March 25th, 2011
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Trees cocooned with spider webs could cut malaria risk

Remember the floods that devastated Pakistan in 2010? Well, that has now resulted in a blessing for the people of Sindh Continue reading “Trees cocooned with spider webs could cut malaria risk” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, March 17th, 2011
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New insight into parasite’s reproduction paves way for new therapies

A recent study has shed light on how parasite that causes malaria reproduces and it could lead to new treatments to help curb the spread of the disease Continue reading “New insight into parasite’s reproduction More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
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Natural compounds could pave way for novel anti-malaria drugs

Researchers are turning to traditional medicines to fight against malaria. Continue reading “Natural compounds could pave way for novel anti-malaria drugs” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
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Intermittent drug treatment ‘can curb malaria’

Three randomized controlled trials show that intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in kids adds to Continue reading “Intermittent drug treatment ‘can curb malaria’” »  More...

By BioNews On Sunday, December 26th, 2010
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Coming soon: A trap to trick pregnant mosquitoes!

Experts are developing an innovative trap to fight dengue fever – using mosquitoes’ motherly instincts. Continue reading “Coming soon: A trap to trick pregnant mosquitoes!” »  More...