Malaria
Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a group of single-celled microorganism) belonging to the genus Plasmodium. Malaria causes sym...
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Mosquitoes Are Deadly, So Why Not Kill Them All?
The Zika virus’s spread is adding new urgency to gene-editing technologies that could allow scientists to program mosquito populations to gradually shrink and die off, but the idea is fraught with qua...
Modified Mosquitoes Could Help Fight Against Malaria
DRIVING DOWN DISEASE - Malarial mosquitoes have been modified to be infertile and pass on the trait rapidly - raising the possibility of reducing the spread of disease. The mosquito species Anopheles ...
Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Can't Spread Malaria
California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove — using a groundbreaking technology to ensure the insects pass on that protective gene as they reproduc...
Potential Vaccine Aims To Block Transmission Of Malaria Parasites
Vaccine candidate administered for the first time in humans in a phase I clinical trial led by Oxford University’s Jenner Institute, with partners Imaxio and GSK. Around half the world’s population is...
See The Giant Arctic Mosquitoes That Are Thriving In A Changing Climate
Scientists believe climate change may be affecting these bloodsucking insects. The Arctic mosquito, a larger, furrier version of the ubiquitous pests, are getting a longer breeding season as Arctic po...
Southampton Scientists Find New Way To Detect Ortho–Para Conversion In Water
New research by scientists from the University of Southampton has found that water molecules react differently to electric fields, which could provide a new way to study spin isomers at the single-mol...
These Blood-Loving Spiders Could Help Fight Malaria
They have a taste for human blood, but luckily they prefer mosquitoes full of the stuff. A spider with a taste for human blood? That's some scary stuff. But when those spiders sate their thirst by att...
How Mosquitoes Sniff Out ''Tasty'' Humans Before Biting
Whatever bug repellents, scents or candles you may try to avoid mosquito bites, you just cannot avoid them as mosquitoes have evolved a triple threat of visual, olfactory and thermal cues to bite us, ...
DDT In Pregnancy May Raise Breast Cancer Rates In Daughters
Women whose mothers had higher levels of DDT in their blood while pregnant were nearly four times more likely to develop breast cancer as adults, a new study finds. The report provides one of the stro...
Scientists Found A Way To Turn Deadly Female Mosquitoes Into Harmless Males
A global team of scientists have found a way to turn female mosquito embryos into males at a genetic level, according to a paper published in Science Express. The finding could really come in handy, s...
'Groundbreaking' malaria discovery holds hope for new treatments
laria was responsible for approximately 584,000 deaths in 2013, the majority of which were among children in Africa. Now, researchers from Michigan State University claim to have made a groundbreaking...
Resistant-malaria 'enormous threat'
Drug-resistant malaria has spread in Myanmar and has now reached the border with India, scientists report.
'Numerous effects' of climate change on tropical diseases
Scientists reveal a variety of effects of climate change on different vector-borne diseases such as malaria, publishing ideas in a special issue of a journal of the Royal Society.
Florida Keys: Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released to help combat viral diseases
Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.
Mosquito Control
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Plasmodium falciparum biology
Plasmodium falciparum has been the focus of much research due to it being the causative agent of malaria. This article describes some of the recent findings surrounding the unique biology of this org...
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Genetic resistance to malaria
Genetic resistance to disease, of which malaria is a specific example, is an inherited change in the genome of an organism that confers a selective survival advantage due to conferring or increasing r...
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Diagnosis of malaria
The mainstay of malaria diagnosis has been the microscopic examination of blood, utilizing blood films. Although blood is the sample most frequently used to make a diagnosis, both saliva and urine hav...
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Malaria prophylaxis
Malaria prophylaxis is the preventive treatment of malaria. Several malaria vaccines are under development.
Recent improvements in malaria prevention strategies have further enhanced its effective...
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Indoor residual spraying
Indoor residual spraying or IRS is the process of spraying the inside of dwellings with an insecticide to kill mosquitoes that spread malaria. A dilute solution of insecticide is sprayed on the inside...
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DDT
DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) is a colorless, crystalline, tasteless and almost odorless organochloride known for its insecticidal properties. DDT has been formulated in almost every conceivab...
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Mosquito net
A mosquito net offers protection against mosquitos, flies, and other insects, and thus against the diseases they may carry. Examples include malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and various forms of e...
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Malaria vaccine
Malaria vaccines are an area of intensive research. Emergence of artemisinin and multi-drug resistant strains of especially P. falciparum are driving research. Current approaches are focusing on reco...
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Antimalarial drug
Antimalarial medications, also known as antimalarials, are designed to prevent or cure malaria. Such drugs may be used for some or all of the following:Some antimalarial agents, particularly chloroqu...
History of malaria
The history of malaria stretches from its prehistoric origin as a zoonotic disease in the primates of Africa through to the 21st century. A widespread and potentially lethal human infectious disease, ...
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