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News tag: Malaria


Novel compound obliterates malaria in 48 hours

8 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A new anti-malarial compound tricks the immune system to kill red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite while preserving the healthy cells, a new study suggests. The compound called (+)-SJ733 employs a novel mechanism to destroy the malaria parasite, researchers say. When used on a mouse model of malaria,…


Skin patch detects malaria less painfully

23 Oct, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
A small skin patch detects malaria proteins and could replace the traditional blood diagnostic test, new study found. Scientists have designed and tested successfully a skin patch that detected malaria proteins in mice, leading to promising prospects of replacing the traditional blood diagnostic test. While drawing blood and testing it…


New VIP injection to prevent malaria

29 Aug, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Vectored ImmunoProphylaxis (VIP), is a new and successful approach to better fight against and prevent malaria. Used as an injection on mice, this delivery method created antibodies against malaria in 70 percent of the mice. When injected with a genetically modified virus to help fight against malaria parasite, the mice generated…