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  • Nanovectors Could Improve the Combined Administration of Antimalarial Drugs

    Encapsulating two drugs with different properties into nanovesicles surrounded by antibodies can greatly improve their delivery and efficacy, according to a study led by Xavier Fernández Busquets, director of the joint Nanomalaria unit at the Institute for Bionengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) and the more

  • Multidrug-resistant malaria spreading in Asia

    Genomic surveillance has revealed that malaria resistance to two first-line antimalarial drugs has spread rapidly from Cambodia to neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, University of Oxford and Mahidol University, Bangkok, discovered that descendan more

  • Controlling deadly malaria without chemicals

    Scientists have finally found malaria's Achilles' heel, a neurotoxin that isn't harmful to any living thing except Anopheles mosquitoes that spread malaria. Nearly half the world's population lives in areas vulnerable to malaria which kills roughly 450,000 people per year, most of them children and 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

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  • 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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