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Scientists capture images of antibodies working together against malaria

Scientists capture images of antibodies working together against malaria

Scientists investigating how the human immune system defends against malaria have uncovered a rare phenomenon: antibodies working together to bind to a vulnerable spot on the parasite. Scientists investigating how the human immune system defends against malaria have uncovered a rare phenomenon: antibodies working together to bind to a vulnerable spot on the parasite. The ...

High risk of malaria detected in blood for transfusions

High risk of malaria detected in blood for transfusions

The high prevalence of malaria parasites in blood for transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa could be a major setback in the fight against the disease in the region, a study suggests. The study presented this month (15-20 April) at the 7th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) Pan African Malaria Conference in Dakar, Senegal, was a systematic ...

New malaria drug starts clinical trials

New malaria drug starts clinical trials

After decades a new drug against malaria has been developed and first clinical trials of this new investigational drug is soon to begin. Enrolment for the same has already started. This study is to be sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is ...

How malaria is killing Ghanaians

How malaria is killing Ghanaians

Malaria remains one of the most severe causes of illness particularly in sub-saharan Africa, where according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), was home to 90 percent of malaria cases and 92 percent of malaria deaths recorded in 2015. The disease is estimated to cost the African continent more than $12 billion every year. Ghana ...

Experts : Malaria can cause cancer among children

Experts : Malaria can cause cancer among children

Although the World Health Organisation (WHO) still maintains that the real cause of cancer in children is yet to be known, it warns that some infections could increase the risk in children. Although the World Health Organisation (WHO) still maintains that the real cause of cancer in children is yet to be known, it warns ...

Mosquito Gene Drive DNA Ending Population

Mosquito Gene Drive DNA Ending Population

Researchers from the United Kingdom’s Imperial College London have developed a new, promising approach to add to the toolset: A “gene drive” which disseminates a genetic modification that stops female mosquitoes from reproducing. “If this genetic modification can have the ability to incapacitate the female mosquito’s ability to reproduce it could be an incredibly powerful tool ...

Promising Early-Stage Results for Novel Malaria Therapeutics

Promising Early-Stage Results for Novel Malaria Therapeutics

Two antimalarial strategies have been published from Imperial College London in the past month: new compounds that prevent the malaria parasite from infecting mosquitoes and gene-edited mosquitoes that cannot reproduce, leading to population destruction. Malaria is a potentially fatal disease caused by infection with certain species of the Plasmodiumparasite. Female Anopheles mosquitoes are the vectors that the parasite needs to reproduce and infect new …

Japanese paint to help Zambia eliminate malaria

A Japanese paint producer has launched the world's first mosquito-repellant paint in Zambia to help it reach a target to eliminate malaria by 2021, the company and a Japanese government official said. Malaria, spread by mosquitoes, is a treatable disease if caught early, but current anti-malarial drugs are failing in many areas as people develop ...