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Anti-malaria drug shows promise as Zika virus treatment
on November 17, 2017 at 1:51 pm
A medication used to prevent and treat malaria may also be effective for Zika virus, scientists have discovered. The drug, called chloroquine, has a long history of safe use during pregnancy, and is relatively inexpensive. […]
Stopping the dengue threat
on November 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm
Improved disease surveillance at Australian ports and borders could prevent the growing threat of dengue infection spreading across the country. A new study has identified potential risk factors linked to dengue outbreaks beyond climatic conditions, including social factors, interstate and overseas travelers, rainwater tanks and economic status. […]
Structural clue to attacking malaria's 'Achilles heel'
on November 16, 2017 at 2:01 pm
New research could boost the development of a more potent vaccine against the global killer, report investigators in a new report. […]
Fatty molecule in human blood controls malaria parasites' decision to leap to mosquitoes
on November 9, 2017 at 6:12 pm
Depletion of a fatty molecule in human blood propels malaria parasites to stop replicating and causing illness in people and instead to jump ship to mosquitoes to continue the transmission cycle, according to a new study. […]