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Study linking malaria transmission, mosquitoes` sexual biology may yield new target for control

A new study has revealed that malaria transmission is linked to mosquitoes' sexual biology, which can lead to new methods of disease control, particularly in regions hardest hit by it.

Genetic trickery deployed by malaria to escape immune system attack revealed

A team of scientists has revealed that malaria plays hide-and-seek with human immune system by using long noncoding RNA to switch genes.

Drug-resistant malaria parasite from Myanmar threatens India

India faces the imminent threat of malaria parasites that are resistant to the drug artemisinin, the frontline treatment against malaria, spreading from Myanmar into its territory, putting thousands of lives at risk, researchers have warned.

Drug-resistant malaria parasite spreading: Study

Parasites resistant to the frontline malaria drug have spread westward from southeast Asia to just short of the Indian border -- a gateway to Africa, researchers warned Friday.

Scientists produce malaria vaccine from algae

Researchers have developed a new candidate for malaria vaccine with the help of algae-produced malaria parasite protein.

Algae may harbor malaria cure

A team of scientists has produced malaria vaccine candidate from algae that prevents transmission of the malaria parasite from host to mosquito.

Satellites to track parasites soon

 Scientists have teamed up to use satellite data for targeting deadly parasites and help predict patterns of parasitic diseases such as malaria, worms and hydatids (infection by the larval stage of the dog tapeworm).

Malaria-causing parasites unlikely to 'switch host' from animals to humans

A new research has revealed that it's very unlikely that malaria parasites that infect other animals, such as apes, birds and reptiles, would cross over easily to humans.

New 'malaria-in-a-dish' method to aid better treatment of disease

A team of researcher has engineered a 'malaria-in-a-dish' method that paves the way for better treatments.

'Robot scientist' can discover new drugs faster

An artificially-intelligent "robot scientist" could make drug discovery faster and much cheaper, say researchers from University of Cambridge.

Vitamin A may protect kids from malaria

Vitamin A may protect children against the mosquito-borne malaria parasite, a study said.

Here's how mild reduction in food intake can protect against cerebral malaria
Here's how mild reduction in food intake can protect against cerebral malaria

A team of scientists has identified two molecular pathways that can lead to new therapeutic targets for cerebral malaria and also, discovered a novel link between food intake during the early stages of infection and the outcome of the disease.

Dwindling bee population poses malnutrition risk
Dwindling bee population poses malnutrition risk

More than half the people in some developing countries could be at the risk of malnutrition if crop-pollinating animals like bees continue to decline, a study shows.

How malaria-spreading mosquitoes can sense you're at home ready to bite

A new study has revealed that malaria-spreading mosquitoes require minute changes in concentrations of exhaled carbon dioxide to know whether you are at home or not, which then triggers them to land on human skin.

Bed nets and vaccines together may worsen malaria

Combining insecticide-treated bed nets with vaccines may not provide the best chance at eliminating malaria, finds a study.

Insecticide-resistant 'super mosquito' discovered

A newly discovered 'super mosquito' has the ability to survive the insecticides used to treat bed nets which are key to preventing the spread of malaria in humans, scientists say.

Focus on diseases having high prevalence among tribals: Panda

Tribals who constitute 8 percent of country's population account for nearly 50 percent of malarial deaths and 70 percent of brain malaria cases, Tribal Affairs Secretary Hrusikesh Panda said here on Wednesday.

Whole plant therapy may help beat malaria

A new study has revealed that whole plant therapy shows promise to beat malaria parasites' drug resistance.

Anti-malaria drug combo boon for children

A drug combination of artemisinin-naphthoquine should be considered for the treatment of children with malaria, suggests a study.

Genes of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes mapped

Researchers have determined the genetic sequencing of 16 mosquitoes belonging to the Anopheles genus to understand why only certain mosquitoes transmit malaria to humans.