Malaria Press Release
|12/06/2019 - 15:12||
Faster bacterial diagnostics, massive-scale analysis methodologies, a new view into ADHD and autism genetics, and more.
Welcome to the December 6, 2019 installment of Research Roundup, a recurring snapshot of recent studies published by scientists at the Broad Institute and their collaborators.
|12/04/2019 - 07:30||
More pregnant women and children protected from malaria, but accelerated efforts and funding needed to reinvigorate global response, WHO report shows
The number of pregnant women and children in sub-Saharan Africa sleeping under insecticide-treated bed nets and benefiting from preventive medicine for malaria has increased significantly in recent years, according to the World Health Organization’s World malaria report 2019.
|12/01/2019 - 17:25||
Statement by U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green on World AIDS Day
Op-ed by Ambassador John Mark Pommersheim on the occasion of World AIDS Day USAID Administrator Mark Green's Remarks at an Event for the One Year Anniversary of the USAID Global Accelerator to End Tuberculosis
|12/01/2019 - 12:44||
DR Congo: MSF urges humanitarian organisations to return to southern North Kivu
A child peeks out from the door of her family's hut at the Bukombo displaced people's camp in Masisi territory. North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo, October 2019.
|11/28/2019 - 19:47||
In the words of Yana Panfilova: You can talk about HIV a lot, but a personal example is what can really change peoples attitude
Yana Panfilova, 22, is a Ukrainian HIV positive activist, co-founder and chairwoman of Teenergizer. Photo: UN Women Ukraine/Sergiy Korovayny.
|11/27/2019 - 16:21||
USAID Administrator Mark Green's Phone Call with the Director-General of the World Health Organization, the Honorable Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ph.D.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green spoke with the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on Friday to discuss efforts to respond to the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amid increasing security concerns and how to best support the Government of DRC and its partners to control the disease.
|11/20/2019 - 19:00||
FHI 360 Board of Directors welcomes new members Aron Betru and Jacqueline Mahal
FHI 360 is pleased to announce that Mr. Aron Betru and Dr. Jacqueline Mahal have joined its Board of Directors.
|11/19/2019 - 09:24||
Sapere Aude Grants for Research in the Arctic, Bacteria and DNA Damage
Three researchers from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the University of Copenhagen, are receiving a Sapere Aude Research Leader grant. This prize is awarded by Independent Research Fund Denmark to younger researchers on an annual basis.
|11/15/2019 - 18:23||
New Novartis medicine Adakveo (crizanlizumab) approved by FDA to reduce frequency of pain crises in individuals living with sickle cell disease
Sickle cell pain crises are unpredictable, severe events associated with life-threatening complications1 Adakveo reduced the annual rate of sickle cell pain crises by 45% compared to placebo (1.63 vs 2.98) and the annual rate of days hospitalized (4 vs 6.87) in a 52-week study2 Approximately 100,000 people in the United States, most of whom are of African descent, have sickle cell disease3 Approval comes approximately two months ahead of FDA’s priority review action date, allowing Adakveo to be available to patients more quickly.
|11/13/2019 - 11:37||
Novartis announces new strategy to provide innovative medicines to more patients in sub-Saharan Africa
The strategy is aligned with the Novartis Access Principles, which aim to systematically integrate access strategies in how the company researches, develops and delivers medicines globally A newly formed sub-Saharan Africa unit will deploy innovative approaches to increase patient reach across the full income pyramid Novartis is building on its established activities in malaria, cancer, sickle cell and cardiovascular diseases as well as proven social business models on the continent A quarter of the global disease burden is located in Africa, but only 3% of the world&rsquo
|11/11/2019 - 06:30||
One child dies of pneumonia every 39 seconds, agencies warn
Omid, ten months malnourished child suffering from pneumonia is treated in Mofleh Pediatric Hospital in the province of Herat province, west of Afghanistan on January 29, 2019.
|11/07/2019 - 17:17||
Global Good Adds New Leaders to Global Health Technologies Team
Intellectual Ventures’ Global Good Fund has added new leadership to its Global Health Technologies team, a group of global health experts focused on inventing technology to solve some of humanity’s most daunting challenges. Dr. Peter Small will lead the team as its new director, joining international health leaders Drs. Julian Atim and Puneet Dewan to work alongside Noni Gachuhi.
|11/05/2019 - 08:30||
Meet 2019 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar Jean-Philippe Julien, who uses robots to design better vaccines.
Jean-Philippe Julien, a 2019 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar joining the Molecular Architecture of Life program at CIFAR, is a researcher at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children who sees antibodies as the heroes of the immune system.
|11/04/2019 - 14:15||
Niger: 15 years of non-stop malnutrition and malaria treatment
MSF nurse Fatouma Admaou talks to a mother in the phase 2 tent of the Magaria Paediatric Unit during the evening visit.
|11/01/2019 - 15:29||
Supporting cancer patients in Bamako
Medical tests, biopsies and surgical procedures have taken over her life since 2009. Her numerous medical appointments have meant travelling between Mali’s capital city and her home region, at a time when the latter was descending into chaos. But it was several years before Hawa was finally diagnosed with cancer.
|11/01/2019 - 01:21||
MSF tackles severe malaria outbreak in western Sudan
A family, some of whose members have been admitted with malaria, sit in a ward of the Paediatrics hospital in El Fahser, in Sudan´s North Darfur state.
|10/31/2019 - 13:50||
Groundbreaking HIV vaccine design strategy shows promise in proof-of-principle tests
A new approach that targets young immune cells may also work for creating vaccines against the flu, dengue, malaria and hepatitis C
|10/28/2019 - 12:09||
Editing mosquitos gene wards off malaria and halts reproduction
Anopheles mosquito ovaries before (left) and after Yale researchers removed a single gene from the female genome, dramatically reducing fertility and the ability of the mosquitos to host the parasites that cause malaria.
|10/21/2019 - 19:42||
The deadly global fungus: Leah Cowens lab aims to understand how C. auris works and how to stop it
In 2009, medical researchers in Japan examined the infected ear of a 70-year-old woman and found a curious new pathogen – a drug-resistant fungus that no one had ever identified. The researchers christened it Candida auris (auris is Latin for “ear”) and published a paper about it.
|10/21/2019 - 13:39||
South Sudan floods hinder MSF provision of medical care
Rising waters in MSF’s healthcare centre and compound in Pibor town forced us to reduce life-saving activities and discharge patients.
|10/18/2019 - 18:47||
Researchers may have found a new way to fight skin-burrowing schistosomiasis parasite
Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research have isolated a natural chemical that acts as a potent kryptonite against schistosomes, the parasitic worms that burrow through human skin and cause devastating health problems.
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|10/17/2019 - 10:40||
Deet Gives Humans an Invisibilty Cloak to Fend Off Mosquito Bites
Since its invention during the Second World War for soldiers stationed in countries where malaria transmission rates were high, researchers have worked to pinpoint precisely how DEET actually affects mosquitos. Past studies have analyzed the chemical structure of the repellent, studied the response in easier insects to work with, such as fruit flies, and experimented with genetically engineered mosquito scent receptors grown inside frog eggs.
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|10/17/2019 - 10:26||
7 million people receive record levels of lifesaving TB treatment but 3 million still miss out
More people received life-saving treatment for tuberculosis (TB) in 2018 than ever before, largely due to improved detection and diagnosis. Globally, 7 million people were diagnosed and treated for TB - up from 6.4 million in 2017 – enabling the world to meet one of the milestones towards the United Nations political declaration targets on TB.
|10/17/2019 - 09:48||
India's HIV-positive trans people find 'new strength' in technology
Shoved, cursed and ridiculed, Nisha's hospital visits were always stressful as a transgender woman and got worse after she was diagnosed as HIV-positive.
|10/16/2019 - 14:04||
MSF commits to providing care in northeast Nigeria amid conflict and crisis
A crowd of people wait in line to be seen by MSF staff at a camp for displaced people in Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno state.