- Worldwide Computing Grid Fights Malaria
British physicists have shared computer time with biologists around the world in an effort to combat malaria, which kills one million people annually. Using an international computing grid spanning 27 nations, scientists analyze an average of 80,000 possi ...
Article - Administrator - Feb 18 2007 - 1:21pm
- Mosquito's Lust For Sugar Can Fight Malaria
Mosquitoes' thirst for sugar could prove to be the answer for eliminating malaria and other mosquito-transmitted diseases, says Hebrew University researcher Prof. Yosef Schlein in a study published in the American Science magazine and the Internation ...
Article - Administrator - Feb 18 2007 - 1:24pm
- From Sheffield To Singapore, International Computing Grid Battles Malaria
Malaria kills more than one million people each year, most of them young children living in Africa. Now physicists in the UK have shared their computers with biologists from countries including France and Korea in an effort to combat the disease. Using an ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 18 2007 - 1:19pm
- Global Study Concludes 'Attack Rate' Of Flu In Kids Is 55 Percent Lower With Nasal Spray Vaccine
In a study spanning the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, researchers writing in the Feb. 15 New England Journal of Medicine say a nasal spray flu vaccine reduced the influenza "attack rate" in children by 55 percent when compared ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 16 2007 - 1:22am
- Malaria: The Right Vaccine In The Right Place?
A new study by Christopher Plowe and colleagues (University of Maryland School of Medicine) on a malaria vaccine used at a testing site in Mali calls into question whether the best vaccine was chosen to be tested at this particular site. The development o ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 12 2007 - 10:28pm
- Potential For Malaria Transmission Higher Than Previously Thought
Each year, malaria results in more than a million deaths. Controlling this disease involves understanding its transmission, and understanding its transmission means understanding its basic reproductive number, R0. For all infectious disease, R0 describes ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 19 2010 - 6:03pm
- Malaria Vaccine Prompts Victims' Immune System To Eliminate Parasite From Mosquitoes
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have developed an experimental vaccine that could, theoretically, eliminate malaria from entire geographic regions, by eradicating the malaria parasite from an area's mosquitoes. The vaccine, so far te ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 21 2007 - 1:16am
- Researchers Find Best Way To Detect Airborne Pathogens
Current methods used to sniff out dangerous airborne pathogens may wrongly suggest that there is no threat to health when, in reality, there may be. But researchers have found a better method for collecting and analyzing these germs that could give a more ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 21 2007 - 12:43pm
- Opportunistic Chlamydia Screening 'not Underpinned By Sound Evidence'
There are two types of screening programs – proactive and opportunistic. Proactive screening uses population registers to invite people to be screened at regular intervals, while opportunistic screening targets people attending health services for unrelat ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 4 2009 - 12:29pm
- Arming The Fight Against Resistant Bacteria
In 1928, Alexander Fleming opened the door to treating bacterial infections when he stumbled upon the first known antibiotic in a Penicillium mold growing in a discarded experiment. Nearly eight decades later, chemist Helen Blackwell and her research team ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 28 2007 - 12:17am