malaria

25 articles
The P. Vivax Comeback -- Is Malaria Beating Natural Defense?
Dec 9, 2013 | Karen Biala

Africans who were thought to be protected against malaria infection by the Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) parasite now seem to be at risk for the...

New Malaria Vaccine Glitters; Is it Gold?
Aug 26, 2013 | Jason Hayes

According to a recent study published in Science magazine, the Maryland-based biotechnology firm Sanaria might have succeeded where many others have...

Bacteria Without Borders: The Fight Against TB & Malaria
Jun 3, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

In this series on superbugs—meaning bacteria that are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics—we’ve looked at germs on a national level. But...

New Malaria Drug: A Step Towards Eradication?
Mar 29, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

Malaria prevention and eradication has long been a goal of health officials around the world. New research shows promise: a compound with the...

New Method to Diagnose Malaria
Dec 10, 2012 | Adham Abdel Mottalib

Thanks to a team of researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark, it is now possible to conduct a highly sensitive malaria diagnosis from a single...

More Climate Change Woes: Avian Malaria Now Found in the Arctic
Sep 26, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

For the first time, scientists were able to confirm that Plasmodium, the parasite that causes malaria, exists and is transmissible in the frigid...

Newly Discovered Mosquito Virus Could Lead to Vaccines and Treatments
Sep 25, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

Researchers have identified a previously unknown virus that could pave the way for important medical innovations against dangerous mosquito-borne...

New Malaria-Carrying Mosquito Found in Kenya
Sep 19, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

Malaria is transmitted to humans by Anopheles mosquitoes. Within the Anopheles genus (“genus” being a group of organisms with common characteristics...

Study Shows Malaria Is Over-diagnosed in Afghanistan
Aug 17, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

It seems logical to think that over diagnosing an illness would not bring too much harm – better safe than sorry, right? Wrong. A study, published...

Malaria in Pregnancy: A Solvable Problem
Aug 9, 2012 | Alex Ocampo

While its infectious cycle, treatment, and prevention are well understood, malaria remains one of the most dangerous endemic infectious diseases in...

'Malaria-proof' Mosquitoes Bred in Laboratory
Jul 2, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

Scientists have developed a breed of mosquitoes that is resistant to malaria. By altering the DNA of Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes, scientists at...

A Map of the Malaria Genome
Jun 25, 2012 | Jason Hayes

A new paper published in Nature indicates that scientists now know more about Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest species of malaria, than ever...

Math Model to Predict Malaria Outbreaks in Africa
Jun 18, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

Researchers from Ethiopia and Norway have created a mathematical model that can predict a malaria outbreak up to two months before it actually occurs...

Is Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreading?
Apr 12, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

Early this month, two studies were published in Science and The Lancet, each with evidence of artemisinin-resistance along the Thailand-Myanmar...

On Antimalarials and Afghanistan Shootings
Apr 5, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

  On March 11, American Staff Sgt. Robert Bales allegedly killed 17 Afghan civilians. Amidst the media buzz, reporters, psychiatrists, and even...

How Many Died from Malaria in 2010?
Feb 10, 2012 | Jane Huston

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated global malaria deaths in 2010 to be around 655,000 but recent research suggests it may be nearly twice...

Scientists Find Possible Key for Plasmodium Falciparum Control
Feb 3, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have uncovered a protein that they believe might be the key to controlling the deadly malaria...

Change in Leadership as Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Celebrates 10 Years
Jan 30, 2012 | Jane Huston

This week, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced the departure of its Executive Director, appointed a new General Manager...

Global Burden of P. Vivax; "The Other Malaria"
Dec 7, 2011 | Anna Tomasulo

Plasmodium falciparum attracts over 95 percent of funding for malaria research and control. Historically, this makes sense; of the four different...

Climate Change and Infectious Disease
Nov 28, 2011 | Katharina Schwan

Durban, South Africa will host the most recent round of UN climate change discussions from November 28 to December 6. The United Nations Framework...

Malaria Vaccine Becoming a Reality?
Oct 25, 2011 | Katharina Schwan

Initial outcomes from a Phase-III trial conducted for a malaria vaccine shows promising results. The vaccine, RTS,S reduced the risk of developing...

Drug resistance continued: Malaria
Sep 22, 2011 | Anna Tomasulo

Early this morning, the New England Journal of Medicine released a piece warning of potential artemisinin-resistant malaria near the Cambodia-...

28 Dead this Month from “Malaria” in Mali?
Jul 28, 2011 | healthmap

According to a Chinese news article, a malaria outbreak currently underway in Mopti, Mali has claimed 28 lives since the first death occurred in...

Malaria in Pune
Jul 8, 2011 | healthmap

Along with an increase in H1N1, monsoon season in India brings malaria. There have been 73 cases of malaria identified in the Pimpri-Chinchwad area....

25 April 2011: World Malaria Day
Apr 25, 2011 | healthmap

Today is the fourth annual World Malaria Day. On this date in 2000, leaders from 44 malaria-affected African countries signed the Abuja Declaration...