malaria Tag

What can we do with a retired anti-tank Javelin missile-detector? Apparently we can use it to identify malaria parasites in blood. The detector is meant for sensing Javelin heat-seeking missiles and contains a focal plane array that gives specific information on a target area in minutes. Research published in the journal Analyst shows that this...

Despite constant efforts to fight it, over 200 million people still contract malaria each year and an estimated 627,000 die from it, with most of the deaths occurring among children living in Africa. A vaccine would go a long way to controlling the problem and eventually even eradicating the disease. Although progress has been made,...

A new study from the University of Pittsburgh suggests a combination of a phytochemical in broccoli and a malaria drug could lower prostate cancer rates. Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, watercress, and cabbage have the phytochemical sulforaphane, which is thought to help lower prostate cancer risk. When tested, researchers found that it works to prevent early-stage...

Vaccine developer Inovio recently announced success with a synthetic vaccine for malaria in clinical trials, reporting strong and enduring antibody and T-cell responses with its vaccine in small animals and non-human primates. The synthetic DNA vaccine was delivered via the company’s electroporation device and demonstrated strong antibody responses to all four malaria antigens. This, the company...