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  • Human protein that aids development of malaria parasite identified
    on June 12, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    Researchers have discovered that the Plasmodium parasites responsible for malaria rely on a human liver cell protein for their development into a form capable of infecting red blood cells and causing disease. The study suggests that targeting this human protein, known as CXCR4, could be a way to block the parasite's life cycle and prevent the development of malaria. […]

  • Combating mosquito-borne diseases with bacteria
    on June 10, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Viruses, spread through mosquito bites, cause human illnesses such as dengue fever, Zika and yellow fever. A new control technique harnesses a naturally occurring bacterium called Wolbachia that blocks replication of viruses and breaks the cycle of mosquito-borne disease, according to an international team of researchers. […]

  • Mosquito control program reduces dengue, costs in Sri Lanka
    on June 5, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    A public health, police, and military partnership to reduce the mosquito population in Sri Lanka resulted in a more than 50% reduction in dengue, as well as cost savings, finds a new study. […]

  • Researchers synthesize antimalaria molecules found in a fungus from Nunavut
    on June 5, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    The solution to the problem of increasing drug resistance among malaria-causing parasites could come from the North, according to a new study. A team successfully synthesized molecules discovered in a microscopic fungus from Nunavut and demonstrated their in vitro efficacy against the parasite responsible for malaria. […]