Researchers use NASA’s satellite data to forecast malaria outbreaks
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  September 21, 2017  
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 Researchers use NASA’s satellite data to forecast malaria outbreaksResearchers use NASA’s satellite data to forecast malaria outbreaks
 
In the Amazon Rainforest, few animals are as dangerous to humans as mosquitos that transmit malaria. The tropical disease can bring on high fever, headaches, and chills and is particularly severe for children and the elderly and can cause complications for pregnant women.
 
 
 Carbohydrates on surface of malaria parasites could be key to effective vaccineCarbohydrates on surface of malaria parasites could be key to effective vaccine
 
An international research team has shown for the first time that carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in malaria's ability to infect mosquito and human hosts.
 
   Researchers receive $11.5 million program project grant to eliminate drug resistant malariaResearchers receive $11.5 million program project grant to eliminate drug resistant malaria
 
Texas Biomedical Research Institute researchers, Dr. Tim Anderson and Dr. Ian Cheeseman, have partnered with researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Seattle to pursue studies in drug resistant malaria.
 
   Novel compounds found to be highly effective in preventing transmission of malaria parasitesNovel compounds found to be highly effective in preventing transmission of malaria parasites
 
Significant headway has been made in controlling malaria. However, two vexing problems remain: currently available treatments are unable to block transmission of the parasite that causes the disease, and the parasite often becomes resistant to drugs.
 
   Research shows new method for rapidly producing antimalarial drug at industrial scaleResearch shows new method for rapidly producing antimalarial drug at industrial scale
 
Compared to smallpox or typhoid, malaria is proving one of the most challenging human diseases to eradicate - and so remains a real and constant danger to nearly half the world's population.
 
 Tulane University researchers develop new drug effective against malaria
 
Tulane University researchers develop new drug effective against malariaTulane University researchers have developed a new drug that is effective against non-severe cases of malaria, according to results from an FDA-supervised clinical trial published in the latest issue of The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
 
 
 Combination of anti-malarial drug and photosensitizer could effectively kill cancer cells
 
Combination of anti-malarial drug and photosensitizer could effectively kill cancer cellsArtemisinin, a potent anti-malarial drug, has been widely hailed as a promising alternative cancer treatment. Scientists from the National University of Singapore recently showed that its anti-cancer properties could be enhanced by 10 folds when used in combination with Aminolaevulinic acid, a photosensitizer or a drug which, upon exposure to light, leads to generation of free radicals that can kill cells.
 
 
 Global Burden of Disease study reveals latest findings on state of world’s health
 
Global Burden of Disease study reveals latest findings on state of world’s healthToday, the Global Burden of Disease study publishes its latest global estimates for the state of the world’s health in The Lancet. The GBD is the only annual, comprehensive, peer-reviewed assessment of global trends in health, providing global and national estimates on more than 330 diseases, causes of death, and injuries in 195 countries and territories worldwide.
 
 
 JWARG begins study to identify suspected severe infectious diseases in West Africa
 
JWARG begins study to identify suspected severe infectious diseases in West AfricaThe Joint West Africa Research Group began a study today designed to identify cases of suspected severe infectious disease at medical centers in West Africa. The study is being led by the U.S. Military HIV Research Program of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.
 
 
 Penn researchers identify new way to target enzyme crucial to tumor growth, develop new drugs
 
Penn researchers identify new way to target enzyme crucial to tumor growth, develop new drugsOpening up a new pathway to fight cancer, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found a way to target an enzyme that is crucial to tumor growth while also blocking the mechanism that has made past attempts to target that enzyme resistant to treatment.
 
 
 Using NMR and MD simulation to study helicity in IDPs
 
Using NMR and MD simulation to study helicity in IDPsSince the turn of the century, scientists have been presenting evidence that contradicts previous understanding that all functional proteins have a specific, stable, three-dimensional structure. Research has shown that certain active proteins are at least partly intrinsically disordered in solution.