From Breakthroughs Blog: Malaria

 
PATH/Claire Suni
Research Roundup: Venom, technology for smart vector control & animals as a human health threat

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Opening up malaria drug discovery for good

Scientists are exploring new open innovation and open source approaches to catalyze malaria drug development and move us closer to achieving the goal of ending malaria for good.

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Research Roundup: flesh-eating bacteria treatment, Hepatitis C in Egypt, and access to compounds for drug discovery

Global Health Now took an in-depth look at the flesh-eating fungus mycetoma—which enters the body through cuts, and can result in swollen, deformed limbs—in a three-part series on this Untold Global Health Story of 2015.

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CDC/Prof Woodridge Foster, Prof. Frank H. Collins
Research Roundup: repurposing ivermectin to fight malaria, LED lights against dengue fever, rapid diagnostics to slow antimicrobial resistance, and more

Findings of a study presented at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting last week suggest that ivermectin—a drug long used to treat river blindness and elephantiasis—can combat malaria when used in mass drug administration programs.

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Research Roundup: combatting malaria with forensics, detecting counterfeit drugs out of a suitcase, and preventing the flu without a vaccine

Luminol has long been used to detect blood at crime scenes, as it glows bright blue when it comes into contact with the blood protein hemoglobin, however, new research suggests that it could be repurposed to fight malaria in humans.

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World Health Assembly roundup: News on global health research and innovation

The 68th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva wrapped up last week after addressing several items that will shape the next few years of global health innovation.

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PATH/Evelyn Hockstein
Research Roundup: resistance to antimalarials in Africa, R&D for bioterrorist attacks, and more

Scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have identified a mutation in Plasmodium falciparum—the parasite responsible for the majority of fatal cases of malaria—that makes the parasite more resistant to quinine and artemisinin, the leading antimalarials worldwide.

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Could climate change lead to chikungunya? Examining the link between climate change and health

Polar bears and penguins aren’t the only species threatened by climate change.

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Research Roundup: clinical trials for experimental Ebola vaccines, genetic traits that affect malaria risk, and progress toward a hookworm vaccine

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) announced last week that two experimental Ebola vaccines appear to be safe for widespread use, based on early results of clinical trials in Liberia.

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PATH/Lesley Reed
Research Roundup: Leadership shifts at USAID, new discoveries in tuberculosis research, an emerging model for nonprofit pharmaceutical companies, and more

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) announced last week that Ariel Pabos-Mendez, the assistant administrator for Global Health, will serve as the coordinator for Child and Maternal Survival.

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PATH/Heng Chivoan
Research Roundup: A new drug for tuberculosis, contraceptive research and development, drug-resistant malaria, and more

The TB Alliance, a member of the Global Health Technologies Coalition, announced last week that it will be starting Phase 1 clinical trials for a new tuberculosis (TB) drug candidate.

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PATH/Eric Becker
Research Roundup: New malaria drugs, chikungunya vaccines, Africa Leaders Summit, preterm births coalition, and more

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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Big news that could help fight a tiny foe

Most of us know what it’s like to be bitten by a mosquito.

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PATH/Aaron Joel Santos
Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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