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Bone marrow home of malaria bug, finds Harvard study

Plasmodium vivax, the malaria parasite resides in bone marrow while being undetectable in blood A Harvard study published in mBio, the journal of the American...

Model ICMR project in Odisha achieves 85% decline in malaria cases

Odisha has one of the largest numbers of malaria cases – in 2017 there were 297554 cases and 25 deaths A model project to strengthen malaria...

Chemical coated mosquito nets could drastically improve malaria situation: Lancet

India has one of the largest numbers of malaria cases - in 2017 there were 5,33,481 cases and 107 deathsThe good old mosquito net with...

NIH researchers reveal why iron aggravates malaria infection

Iron deficiency may in fact give some amount of protection against the mosquito borne infection Malaria parasites invade red blood cells, consume copious amounts of...

Common anti-parasite drug could have malaria control potential

The drug when given to humans can kill mosquitoes that bite them upto 28 days after treatment A drug commonly used to treat parasitic diseases...

Common dye is potent anti-malarial, also works to contain infection

Methylene blue is a common laboratory reagent with known disinfectant properties but this is the first time it has been used against malaria A common...

Drug resistance led to malaria resurgence in the 90s, eradication bill...

By Dr O P ChoudhuryA new global malaria report has sounded warning bells about possible massive under-reporting of malaria in India - to the...

India reported 6% of global malaria, unlikely to halve cases by...

If a new report on malaria by the World Health Organisation is to be believed, the close to 7 lakh malaria cases reported in...

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India to partner private sector for JEET in TB fight

Joint Effort for Elimination of Tuberculosis (JEET) is the biggest public private partnership against TB India has launched a massive partnership with the private sector...

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Scientists have identified a new compound that blocks the spread of pancreatic and other cancers in animal models Scientists at NIH/National Center For Advancing Translational...

Cancer immunotherapy results may vary in females

Different immune responses in men and women, and interaction with hormones might impact how men and women benefit from immunotherapy drugs Men and women may...