Malaria

A valuable weapon in war against drug-resistant malaria

Malaria ResearchWashington D. C, Feb 11 : A team of researchers has developed a new malaria treatment that offers hope in the global race to beat the parasite's deadly new resistance.

The team from Stanford University, collaborating with the MRC in Cambridge, the University of California, San Francisco and the Universities of Melbourne used cutting-edge technology to design a smarter drug to combat the resistant strain.

New highly sensitive malaria-detecting assays may help beat disease

MalariaWashington, Mar 4 - An international team of scientists has come up with new assays that can detect malaria parasites in human blood at very low levels, which may be helpful in the campaign to eradicate the disease.

The team, led by Ingrid Felger, from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel, Switzerland, took advantage of genes that have multiple copies in the parasite genome to reveal parasites present at concentrations that are 10 times lower than the detection limit of current standard assays.

Combining bed nets and vaccines may actually make malaria symptoms worse

malariaWashington, Jan 20 - In a new study, scientists have found that combining insecticide-treated bed nets with vaccines may actually worsen some cases of malaria rather than helping them.

A University of Michigan-led research team used a mathematical model of malaria transmission to find out what will happen when vaccines and bed nets are used together.

New drug combo treatment for malaria in kids found highly effective

malariaWashington, Dec 31 - A new research has found that combination of artemisinin and naphthoquine drugs could be used in the treatment of malaria where multiple parasite species cause the disease for children.

Now, nanomimics to fight against malaria parasites

malariaLondon, Dec 10 - Scientists have recently developed nanomimics that would help fight against the malaria parasites, it has been revealed.

Researchers at the University of Basel and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute have now developed so-called nanomimics of host cell membranes that trick the parasites.

Anti-cancer drugs may help curb malaria too

medicineWashington, Aug 26 - A new study has revealed that a search for new drugs to fight malaria has identified a number of compounds, some of which are currently under to treat cancer.

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