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  • Monkey malaria breakthrough offers possible cure for relapsing malaria
    on August 15, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    A breakthrough in monkey malaria research could help scientists diagnose and treat a relapsing form of human malaria. […]

  • Mosquito 'spit glands' hold key to curbing malaria, study shows
    on August 12, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Mosquitoes can harbor thousands of malaria-causing parasites in their bodies, yet while slurping blood from a victim, they transmit just a tiny fraction of them. In an effort to define precisely the location of the parasite bottleneck, scientists say they have discovered that the parasites are stopped by a roadblock along the escape route in the insect's spit glands, a barrier that could potentially serve as a novel target for preventing or reducing malarial infection. […]

  • Selective antibiotics following nature's example
    on July 30, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Chemists develop selective agents to combat infectious diseases -- based on the structures of natural products. […]

  • Keeping parasites from sticking to mosquito guts could block disease transmission
    on July 30, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Infections such as Chagas disease, African sleeping sickness, and leishmaniasis are caused by a group of microorganisms called kinetoplastids. In a new study, a research team used a non-disease-causing kinetoplastid to investigate how these parasites adhere to their insect hosts' insides. Their findings could help in the development of targeted therapies that prevent insects from transmitting these diseases to humans. […]