Approximately 2,000 US cases of malaria are diagnosed annually. Without appropriate treatment, about 15 percent become severe. Mortality from untreated severe malaria (particularly cerebral malaria) approaches...

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health found evidence that specific immune cells may play a key role in the devastating effects of cerebral malaria, a severe form of malaria that mainly affects...

Scientists have identified a key molecule involved in the development of cerebral malaria, a deadly form of the tropical disease. The study identifies a potential drug target and way forward toward alleviating...

By Robert Herriman  @infectiousdiseasenews In this educational video, I look at the agent of malaria, the parasite of the Plasmodium species. I talk about the life cycle, pathology, and the microscopic...

Here is a look at some interesting infectious disease and health news, opinion and research reported across the globe: Unsticking malaria One feature of the most virulent species of malaria parasite, Plasmodium...

Here is a look at some interesting infectious disease and health news reported across the globe: Researchers at LSTM show that parasites from patients with cerebral malaria stick preferentially in their...

In a follow-up to the podcast last week, Malaria: A general introduction and Plasmodium vivax, I continue the series on the malaria species. On today’s show, Parasitology teacher and author, Rosemary...

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...

Testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the two African men who died in a Springfield, MO hotel in May died of cerebral malaria, caused by the mosquito-borne parasite,...

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Malaria kills a child every minute. While medical researchers have successfully developed effective drugs to kill the malaria parasite, efforts to treat the effects of the disease have not been as successful....