Malaria Treatment News and Information

What is Malaria? (Definition)

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes.

According to the World Health Organization, Malaria is an acute febrile illness. In a non-immune individual, symptoms appear 7 days or more (usually 10–15 days) after the infective mosquito bite. The first symptoms – fever, headache, chills and vomiting – may be mild and difficult to recognize as malaria.

See below for updated news and information regarding Malaria including new medical research, treatment options and advancements. 

Latest Malaria Treatment News and Research

Malaria Treatment News: UTA study shows exercise, diet could offset effects of malaria

(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON) - The right amount of diet and exercise can help lessen damage to the heart and skeletal muscles brought on by malaria, according to a new UTA study. Marco Brotto, the George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at The University of Texas Arlington, co-authored the article, which ...
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Malaria Research: Raising the curtain on cerebral malaria’s deadly agents

(SOURCE: NIH/NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE) Using state-of-the-art brain imaging technology, scientists at the National Institutes of Health filmed what happens in the brains of mice that developed cerebral malaria (CM). The results, published in PLOS Pathogens, reveal the processes that lead to fatal outcomes of the disease and suggest an antibody therapy that may treat it. “By looking into ...
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Malaria Treatment News: Researchers Develop Long-Acting Drug Delivery Pill

(BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL) According to a recent press release, investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and their collaborators from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a long-acting drug delivery capsule. To test the capsule's real-world applications, the team used both mathematical modeling and animal models to investigate the effects of delivering a sustained therapeutic dose of a drug ...
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Malaria News: Researchers Discovered Immune Proteins Which Facilitate Long-Lasting Immunity Against Malaria

(HOUSTON METHODIST) According to a recent press release, Houston Methodist researchers have discovered a set of immune proteins that facilitate long-lasting immunity against malaria. In a study recently published in Immunity (online Oct. 25), researchers reported that elevated production of specific proteins regulating the immune system within 24 hours of infection was required for a resilient and sustained anti-malaria immunity ...
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