Scientists develop novel drug release procedure for efficient malaria treatment
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  March 12, 2017  
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 Scientists develop novel drug release procedure for efficient malaria treatmentScientists develop novel drug release procedure for efficient malaria treatment
 
Malaria infections may soon be treated much more efficiently than they are at present. Researchers at the Universities of Bayreuth and Jerusalem have developed a novel drug release procedure for this purpose.
 
 
 MIT biological engineers develop method to measure heme levels inside malaria parasiteMIT biological engineers develop method to measure heme levels inside malaria parasite
 
The iron-containing molecule heme is necessary for life. Cells require heme to perform the chemical reactions that produce energy, among other critical tasks.
 
   Experts join forces to study affordable malaria drug for treating colorectal cancerExperts join forces to study affordable malaria drug for treating colorectal cancer
 
Experts from St George's University of London, and St George's Hospital have joined forces to investigate whether a common and cheap malaria drug can be used also against cancer.
 
   What Causes Babesiosis?What Causes Babesiosis?
 
Babesiosis is a parasitic enzootic disease that is triggered by the infection of vertebrate erythrocytes with the protozoan Babesia species. Babesiosis is considered one of the most significant tick-borne infectious diseases in both domestic and wild mammals, and when it infects humans, it still poses substantial diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.
 
   Pathogenesis and Clinical Presentation of BabesiosisPathogenesis and Clinical Presentation of Babesiosis
 
Babesiosis is an illness similar to malaria, that is caused by the intraerythrocytic parasitic species from the genus Babesia, transmitted by ticks. In the last fifty years the epidemiology of babesiosis in humans has shifted from a handful of isolated cases to the established endemic disease in Europe and northeastern and midwestern United States.
 
 WHO report: 1.7 million children die every year due to unhealthy environments
 
WHO report: 1.7 million children die every year due to unhealthy environmentsMore than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 years, say two new World Health Organization reports.
 
 
 New research reveals link between sickle cell trait and increased risk of developing kidney failure
 
New research reveals link between sickle cell trait and increased risk of developing kidney failureNew research indicates that being born with one copy of the sickle gene puts an individual at elevated risk for developing kidney failure requiring dialysis.