Measuring and modeling blood flow in malaria

Measuring and modeling blood flow in malaria — Fluid Dynamics Conference in Minneapolis highlights – When people have malaria, they are infected with Plasmodium parasites, which enter the body from the saliva of a mosquito, infect cells in the liver, and then spread to red blood cells.

812 cases of dengue fever in Delhi

With 29 fresh cases being reported Sunday, reaching the total number of those suffering from dengue fever to 812 in New Delhi, India. – Dengue fever has affected more than 800 people in Delhi – capital of India. Health officials confirmed 29 new cases of dengue infection reaching to 812 cases of debgue fever in this season.

$45 million for infectious disease research, UCI

UCI awarded $45 million for infectious disease research. Facility seeks to improve detection, treatment and vaccine development. – The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded UC Irvine $45 million over five years for infectious disease research.

Humans driving increased dengue risk in Australia

Humans, not climate, driving increased dengue risk in Australia – Drought-proofing Australia’s urban regions by installing large domestic water tanks may enable the dengue mosquito Aedes aegypti to regain its foothold across the country and expand its range of possible infections, according to a new study published May 5 in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

$100000 Grant for innovative global health research

Vanderbilt University receives $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For innovative global health research. – Vanderbilt University announced that it has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Electronic device for quick glucose test to aid diabetics

Biomedical engineers at the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering have patented a device to quickly and painlessly test blood glucose levels. The Electronic Mosquito is based on the biting mechanism of a mosquito. – A skin patch could one day provide a less-invasive alternative for diabetics who need to take regular samples of their own blood to keep glucose levels in check. The common method of drawing blood from fingertips and using glucose testing strips and metres can be painful, inconvenient and time-consuming.

Monash research breakthrough to treat malaria

A team of Monash University researchers has made a major breakthrough in the international fight against malaria. – Australian researchers have made a major breakthrough in the international fight against malaria, which claims the life of a child across the world every 30 seconds.

Australia in the front line for outbreaks of diseases

Australian researchers have mapped potential zones that can trigger deadly outbreak of diseases like SARS, bird flu, Nipah virus, enterovirus 71 and chikungunya in Australia. – Australia is surrounded to its north by a ?ring of fire’ where new human and animal plagues are likely to erupt without warning, with potentially devastating consequences.