Study highlights new long-acting approach for prevention of malaria
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  February 5, 2018  
  Malaria  
  The latest malaria news from News Medical  
 Study highlights new long-acting approach for prevention of malariaStudy highlights new long-acting approach for prevention of malaria
 
A new study, published in Nature Communications, conducted by the University of Liverpool and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine highlights a new 'long acting' medicine for the prevention of malaria.
 
   SUTD-NCL team completes phenotypic screening of MMV Malaria Box against pathogenic parasitesSUTD-NCL team completes phenotypic screening of MMV Malaria Box against pathogenic parasites
 
A Singapore-India collaborative research project between the Singapore University of Technology & Design and CSIR-National Chemical Laboratories completed phenotypic screening of a large collection of potent chemical inhibitors (known as MMV Malaria Box), against pathogenic parasites Toxoplasma gondii and Plasmodium falciparum, causative agents of human toxoplasmosis and malaria.
 
   Toothpaste ingredient could be employed as anti-malarial drug against drug-resistant parasitesToothpaste ingredient could be employed as anti-malarial drug against drug-resistant parasites
 
An ingredient commonly found in toothpaste could be employed as an anti-malarial drug against strains of malaria parasite that have grown resistant to one of the currently-used drugs.
 
 New review explores impact of mini-primaquine in reducing malaria transmission
 
New review explores impact of mini-primaquine in reducing malaria transmissionA single dose of primaquine is thought to stop people with P. falciparum malaria infecting mosquitoes, which could help bring down malaria transmission.
 
 
 Researchers test new anti-malaria medication
 
Researchers test new anti-malaria medicationAn international research team has conducted successful phase II clinical tests of a new anti-malaria medication. The treatment led to a cure in 83 cases.
 
 
 Scientists methodically identify genes related to blood feeding and non-biting mosquitoes
 
Scientists methodically identify genes related to blood feeding and non-biting mosquitoesResearchers have taken the first step on a path that eventually could result in female mosquitoes that no longer bite and spread diseases.
 
 
 New project to study effect of climate change on society's vulnerability to dengue fever
 
New project to study effect of climate change on society's vulnerability to dengue feverNew research project will study how changes and variations in climate affect a society's vulnerability and risk of mosquito-transmitted diseases, particularly dengue fever, in Southeast Asia.