Tag Archives: Malaria

Mosquitoes: Vaccinating With Spit

Each year, more than 700 million people fall ill to mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. One British company has developed a vaccine designed to protect against all of these diseases. It is being tested in a phase I study. more...

Malaria: Mutant Parade

Many resistances, modestly effective vaccinations: The fight against malaria stagnates. Now US researchers want to attack the problem with a completely different approach: They created a mutated Anopheles, a mosquito that doesn’t care at all about malaria plasmodia. more...

Article by Philipp Graetzel

Prick against the Prick

From the bark of the cinchona to DDT. All approaches to wipe out malaria in the tropes were just as versatile as unsuccessful so far. An effective vaccine could at least stem the epidemic in a couple of years. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

With a Scalpel and some Patience

A recently published PLoS - study shows: The HIV rapid test by saliva sample shortly before delivery can reduce the transfer risk for the newborn considerably - because faster results enable an on-time decision for a C-section. Mainly in countries were HIV screening is more...

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When Mutants mingle with Mutants

The term "evolution" trepans into thinking of times long gone: Prehistoric men, stone age and primitive life. Doesn't the modern human stand at the end of this development? To the contrary says an international team of researchers which quantifies the scope of genetic more...

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Tiger in Chianti-Country

More and more animal- and plant species are populating Europe - quite often bringing diseases yet unknown in this region. While more and more endangered species are dying out on other continents, a tiny "predator" recently infected 160 people in Northern Italy with more...

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Climate Change in the Waiting-Room

Not just skiers and car manufacturers, also physicians slowly start getting concerned about global warming. In Europe, doctors' associations and Co. are still holding back. But in Australia, the topic has become a matter for the boss. more...

Article by Philipp Graetzel
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