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NIH Funding To Support Malaria, Influenza Research

Reuters: U.S. backs new genetic research on infectious diseases “The U.S. National Institutes of Health [NIH] has awarded $25 million to the J. Craig Venter Institute to back an initiative to study infectious diseases like malaria and influenza at the genetic level to help find better treatments and preventive measures…”…

El Nino Weather Pattern May Increase Vector-Borne Diseases, Threaten Food Security

News outlets report on the threat of the El Nino weather pattern, which may increase vector-borne diseases and impact food security in Asia. Bernama: El Nino May Increase Risk Of Dengue, Malaria — Health Minister “The El Nino phenomenon, expected to hit the country from June to December this year,…

Malaria Has Potential To Be Eliminated

Deseret News: Who cares about malaria? John Hoffmire, director of the Impact Bond Fund at Saïd Business School at Oxford University “…Innovative efforts to fight malaria focus on a variety of fronts. But one of the most interesting areas of research addresses hemoglobin C. It is a source of natural…

Experimental Malaria Vaccine Candidate Uses New Target To Stop Parasite’s Growth

News outlets report on a new experimental malaria vaccine candidate. Deustche Welle: U.S. researchers say a new malaria vaccine candidate stops the parasite mid life cycle “Most malaria vaccine candidates work by preventing parasites from entering human red blood cells. A newly discovered antibody takes a different approach: it traps…

Briefings Address Impact Of Global Fund’s New Funding Model On Malaria Initiatives

The UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative released two briefings (.pdf) on the impact of the Global Fund’s new funding model (NFM) on malaria initiatives. UCSF Global Health Group: The Impact of the Global Fund’s New Funding Model on the 34 Malaria-Eliminating Countries “In an effort to understand the…

Gates’ Tweet Highlights Role Humans Play In Spread Of Malaria

The Guardian: Man v mosquito: who is the most dangerous carrier of malaria? “This week, a tweet from Bill Gates highlighting the role humans play in spreading malaria caught our eye … To find out more we asked an expert. We asked Matthew Cairns, a Medical Research Council fellow at…

Malaria Makes Comeback In Venezuela, Spreading To Urban Centers

The Guardian: Venezuela’s mosquitoes bite back as malaria returns after half a century “Malaria is making a comeback in Venezuela. For the first time in 50 years, the disease, which is disseminated by mosquitoes, is spreading from jungle communities to bustling urban centers. Its revival, experts say, could take at…

UNITAID Approves $160M For Investments In Hepatitis C, TB, Malaria

UNITAID has committed $160 million in new grants for investments in hepatitis C, drug-resistant tuberculosis, and malaria chemoprevention. According to a press release, “These innovative investments will reduce prices, overcome market barriers to access for patients, and generate crucial data on new products to speed up their introduction for those…

American Doctor Shows Brain Swelling Responsible For Malaria Deaths

PRI: An American doctor may have solved a deadly mystery about malaria “…[Terrie Taylor, a medical professor at Michigan State University,] and her colleagues used the MRI on dozens of sick patients, and they noticed an unmistakable pattern: Children whose brains swelled dramatically and irreversibly died. Children whose brains did…

New Bug Spray Stronger Than DEET Could Save Lives

CNN: A bug repellent that could save lives “When is bug spray more than just bug spray? When it’s a compound that, according to researchers at Vanderbilt University, is thousands of times stronger than DEET, works on many different insects and could very well save lives. Scientists at the school…