Malaria

New method to fight Malaria drug resistance discovered

MalariaWashington, Apr 18 - An anti-malarial treatment that lost its status as the leading weapon against the deadly disease could be given a new lease of life, with new research indicating that it simply needs to be administered differently.

How body's immune system fights off malaria

How body's immune system fights off malariaWashington, Jan 14 : By using a strain of mice that mimics many of the features of the human immune system and can be infected with the most common human form of the malaria parasite, a team of scientists has identified a key host defense mechanism.

Newly developed holograms may help end scourge of malaria

malariaWashington, Nov 6 - Researchers have developed digital holograms of malaria sperm which has given them fresh insights into the behaviour of these tiny life forms.

Scientists from the University of Edinburgh and the Rowland Institute at Harvard University were able to see that malaria sperm move in an irregular, lopsided corkscrew motion, which enables them to twist to the left or the right, as well as go forwards and backwards.

Funding gap leads to slowdown of fight against malaria: WHO

 Funding gap leads to slowdown of fight against malaria: WHO	Geneva, Dec. 18 : Years 2010-2012 witnessed a slowdown in the global fight against malaria compared with previous years due to funding gap, said a World Health Organization (WHO) report on Monday. 

Overdiagnosis and mistreatment of malaria widespread in parts of Asia

  Overdiagnosis and mistreatment of malaria widespread in parts of Asia London, July 25 : Researchers have warned that substantial overdiagnosis and mistreatment of malaria is evident in south and central Asia.

With more than two billion people at risk of malaria in this part of Asia - larger than that of Africa - this is a major public health problem that needs to be confronted, they noted.

GM tobacco plants can fight drug-resistant malaria

 GM tobacco plants can fight drug-resistant malaria New Delhi, Feb 13 : Israeli scientists have developed genetically altered tobacco plants, which contain a natural compound that can fight drug-resistant malaria.

1 in 100 people ‘insensitive to HIV, malaria, leprosy and hepatitis''

 1 in 100 people ‘insensitive to HIV, malaria, leprosy and hepatitis'' London, Feb 7 : One per cent of the population have a natural genetic resistance to deadly disease such as HIV, malaria, leprosy and hepatitis, scientists have revealed, scientists have revealed.

The findings came after research into anthrax found susceptibility to the acute disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis varied from person to person.

Malaria deaths may be double than estimated

 Malaria deaths may be double than estimated London, Feb 3 : Worldwide malaria deaths may be almost twice as high as previously estimated by World Health Organisation, according to a new study.

It suggests that 1.24 million people died from the mosquito-borne disease in 2010 as compared to a WHO estimate for 2010 of 655,000 deaths.

But both the new study and the WHO indicate global death rates are now falling, the BBC reported.

Southampton Varsity claims research on vitamins could create novel drugs to combat malaria

 Southampton Varsity claims research on vitamins could create novel drugs to combat malaria Southampton (UK), Feb. 1 (ANI): New research by scientists at the University of Southampton could lead to the design of more effective drugs to combat malaria.

New candidate vaccine neutralizes all strains of ‘deadly’ malaria parasite

 New candidate vaccine neutralizes all strains of ‘deadly’ malaria parasite London, Dec 21 : A team of scientists has developed a new candidate malaria vaccine that has the potential to neutralise all strains of the most deadly species of malaria parasite.

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