Novel anti malarial drug candidate found

Novel anti-malarial drug candidate found by UT Southwestern researchers – As part of a multicenter study, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a series of chemical compounds that might serve as starting points for the identification of new classes of anti-malarial drugs.

Increase funding for global fight against malaria

Success against malaria bolsters case for further investment, new report shows — World Vision cites analysis released today by Roll Back Malaria Partnership. – A new study linking funding increases in the global fight against malaria to a drop in deaths from the disease also shows that resources from donor governments still fall short of those needed for maximum impact against the world’s fourth-biggest killer of children, according to a global health policy analyst at international aid agency World Vision.

Promising candidates for malaria vaccine revealed

Promising candidates for malaria vaccine revealed – Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have uncovered a group of proteins that could form the basis of an effective vaccine against malaria.

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.

Deet insect repellent is neurotoxic

The popular insect repellent deet is neurotoxic – The active ingredient in many insect repellents, deet, has been found to be toxic to the central nervous system, revealed by researchers.

$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.