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A trial in malaria patients from four countries has shown a clear benefit of a drug derived from an ancient Chinese herb over standard treatment with Quinine. Quinine has been the standard drug for ...


Researchers have identified a gene in mosquitoes that helps the insects to fight off infection by the Plasmodium parasite, which causes malaria in humans. Anopheles mosquitoes transmit the malaria ...


Every year at least 30 million women in malaria-endemic areas of Africa become pregnant. Many of them develop placental malaria, a pregnancy-specific form of the disease, which frequently results in l ...


Researchers have identified an enzyme crucial to the malaria parasite's invasion of erythrocytes. " The most exciting practical implication of this work is that it identifies a potential drug targe ...


Researchers have found evidence of resistance to Artemisinin malaria drugs in French Guiana and Senegal, reporting their findings in The Lancet. This decreased sensitivity may pave the way to treatme ...


Researchers at University of California - San Diego ( UCSD ) have discovered that the single-cell parasite responsible for an estimated 1 million deaths per year worldwide from malaria has protein "wi ...


Researchers at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology ( ICGEB ) in India and a unit of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory ( EMBL ) in France have made a key discover ...


A combination of older malaria drugs could treat malaria efficiently in some parts of Africa until a newer antimalarial drug called is widely available in those areas, a review of recent studies sugge ...


Researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Paris found the malaria parasite Plasmodium developing in an unexpected place: the lymph nodes. The parasites' presence in the lymph nodes almost certainly h ...


Clinical effectiveness of previous regimens to treat Plasmodium vivax infection have been hampered by compliance. A study has assessed the dose-response, safety, and tolerability of single-dose Tafeno ...