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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. […]