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  • New active substance against parasites

    Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have identified a chemical compound that is probably suitable as an active agent against several single-cell parasites. These include the pathogens that cause malaria and toxoplasmosis. The target of the promising substance is the protein tubulin: it he more

  • Max Planck director receives science award for production of affordable drugs

    The American Chemical Society (ACS) has awarded Peter H. Seeberger and two colleagues the "ACS Award for Affordable Green Chemistry" for developing a particularly efficient chemical process for producing artemisinin. All the components needed to produce the active ingredient come from nature: choppe more

  • How deadly parasites ‘glide’ into human cells


    An investigation at DESY's X-ray source PETRA III provides new insights into the molecular machinery by which certain parasites travel through the human organism. The study, led by Christian Löw from the Hamburg branch of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory EMBL, analyzed the so-called gliding more

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2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 goes to William Campbell & Satoshi Ōmura "for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites" and Youyou Tu "for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria". more

Publications Malaria

  • Uncomplicating malaria

    Malaria Severe malaria is caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum . Infections can result in organ failure and life-threatening hematological or metabolic abnormalities. Lee et al. sequenced patient and parasite transcriptomes from 46 P. falciparum –infected Gambian children to better more

  • Surface antibody maturation

    Immunology Affinity maturation in B cells generates antibodies with increasingly enhanced antigen-binding properties. Imkeller et al. investigated the maturation of human B cells that express protective antibodies against the circumsporozoite protein of the malaria-causing parasite Plasmodium more

  • Early life malaria exposure and academic performance

    by Ninja Ritter Klejnstrup, Julie Buhl-Wiggers, Sam Jones, John Rand Malaria is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. It is also a dynamic contributor to poverty through its effects on children’s cognitive development. This paper examines the degree to which malaria in e more

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Malaria

Malaria Malaria is a vector -borne infectious disease caused by protozoan parasite s. It is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions, including parts of the Americas , Asia , and Africa . Each year, it causes disease in approximately 5 ... more

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