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People with ‘rage’ disorder twice as likely to have parasitic infection

Individuals with a psychiatric disorder involving recurrent bouts of extreme, impulsive anger—road rage, for example—are more than twice as likely to have been exposed...
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Mixed-strain malaria infections influence drug resistance

Scientists have documented for the first time how competition among different malaria parasite strains in human hosts could influence the spread of drug resistance. “We...
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Mosquito trap relies on scent to fight malaria

Malarial mosquitos kill more people than any animal on Earth, even though various control methods have reduced their numbers by half. KTH researcher Jenny...
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NUS researchers uncover potent parasite-killing mechanism of Nobel Prize-winning anti-malarial drug

New understanding of how artemisinin works could facilitate development of new drugs and therapeutic strategies against malaria

Malaria escape route reveals new drug target

Malarial parasites need a protein called MSP1 to burst from red blood cells to infect new cells. The discovery, made by researchers at the...

Researchers describe new way to attack malarial parasite in blood cells

Yale University researchers have found a new way to slow the development of malarial parasites within blood cells they infect, even in some drug-resistant...

Sweet spot: Disabling antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Dreaded bacterial-related diseases have killed untold numbers of humans over the centuries. Today, two million illnesses and nearly 23,000 deaths can be attributed to...

New source of cells for modeling malaria

In 2008, the World Health Organization announced a global effort to eradicate malaria, which kills about 800,000 people every year. As part of that...