The African Malaria Network Trust (AMANET) and researchers at the Malaria Research Training Center (MRTC), University of Bamako in Mali have launched a large scale study to evaluate the candidate malaria vaccine merozoite surface protein-3 long synthetic peptide (MSP3-LSP).
Researchers have provided the first evidence that malaria parasite development in the always-changing environment of a human host is strikingly different to how it develops in the more consistent surroundings of a laboratory.
African countries were making vital headway in preventing child malaria, thanks to wider distribution of insecticide-treated mosquito nets and the procurement of new drugs, a UN-backed report said yesterday.
GENEVA -- The World Health Organization (WHO) today publishes guidelines for the cultivation and collection of Artemisia annua L, a Chinese traditional medicinal plant which is the source of artemisinin, used to produce the most effective medicines for malaria. The guidelines will contribute to improving the quality of Artemisia annua L to further develop artemisinin-based medicines, and help ensure a sustainable supply to meet market demand.
Aid agencies and African states called for more help on Tuesday to fight malaria, a disease that kills more than a million people each year, 90% of them in sub-Saharan Africa.
4 DECEMBER 2006 BANGKOK -- A report by the world's leading international health organizations today calls for joint action to accelerate the development and licensing of a highly effective malaria vaccine.
Cerebral malaria can be diagnosed by a simple eye examination, a method that is both quick and cheap and could save thousands of lives in malarial regions, a new study shows.
The most dangerous form of malaria is difficult to treat and claims two million lives a year. Now, researchers at Karolinska Institute in Sweden have developed a powerful new weapon against the disease.
Tissue from a malaria-infected placenta. The way in which the malaria parasite infects pregnant women is more complex than previously thought, with implications for vaccine research, say scientists.
Research has shown how malaria parasites avoid the immune system when they move from the liver to red blood cells a journey that culminates in the blood cells bursting, causing chills and fever.