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By Brandon Jones On Friday, February 15th, 2019
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NY Times bemoans the Venezuela crisis because Democrats may lose votes

A new article by NY Times writer Patricia Mazzei examines the Venezuela crisis, the efforts of the U.S. to support a more democratic regime, but not in the way you’d expect: Democrats may lose votes. “President More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
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Thomas Malone, Former CFO of New Haven Biotech Firm admits Embezzling $1 Million

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that THOMAS MALONE, 49, of New Haven, pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to charges related to his embezzlement of approximately More...

By Guest Author On Friday, September 28th, 2018
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Singapore Placed 13th in Human Capital Investments

Singapore is an island full of opportunities both for its citizens and foreigners. Recently, the state has been ranked number 13 for human capital investment. This is according to a study conducted by experts from More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
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New insight on malaria parasite transmission could inform future drug development

A clinical trial involving an established model for studying malaria has yielded new insight on parasite transmission and could assist in future elimination efforts. Plasmodium falciparum ring forms/CDC The study, More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, June 18th, 2017
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Malaria: Penn State researchers describe target for combatting drug-resistant parasites

A newly described protein could be an effective target for combatting drug-resistant malaria parasites. The protein, the transcription factor PfAP2-I, regulates a number of genes involved with the parasite’s More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
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Tips to Prevent and Treat Bug Bites

Although warm, spring weather means more time outdoors, it also means more bugs – like bees, ticks and mosquitoes. The best way to deal with pesky bites and stings, say dermatologists from the American Academy More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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Malaria ‘superbugs’ threaten global malaria control

A lineage of multidrug resistant P. falciparum malaria superbugs has widely spread and is now established in parts of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, causing high treatment failure rates for the main falciparum malaria More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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How to Deal with the World’s Most Dangerous Animal

What’s the world’s most dangerous animal? Is it a lion, a shark or a venomous snake? This article reveals what the animal is and how to deal with it! If you had to guess what the deadliest living creature More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Florida reports 10 imported chikungunya cases in 2014

The number of mosquito borne infectious agents spans a plethora of viruses (dengue , chikungunya, West Nile virus, Eastern Equine encephalitis virus and St. Louis encephalitis virus  and parasites (malaria and filariasis). More...

By Guest Author On Friday, May 9th, 2014
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Crowdfunding To Combat Malaria

A recent crowdfunding campaign, launched on May 06, 2014, has already received national attention for it’s lofty but entirely feasible goal: eliminate the scourge of malaria by raising $250,000 to develop a robot More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 25th, 2014
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NIH officials release statement on World Malaria Day

On World Malaria Day, it is encouraging to note that enhanced global efforts to control and eliminate malaria have saved an estimated 3.3 million lives since 2000. However, the mosquito-borne disease continues to More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
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Ireland report rise in malaria cases, half from travelers to Nigeria

The  Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) in Ireland has reported 71 malaria cases (all imported) in 2013, up from 65 cases (9%) from the year before. Image-CDC/ James Gathany The category of traveler More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 15th, 2014
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Scottish researcher discovers how Plasmodium allows human to human transmission

The breakthrough achieved by the University of Glasgow/Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute team has been to identify the way the parasite flicks the switch that allows transmission to take place. Plasmodium falciparum More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, March 6th, 2014
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Malaria vaccine, PfSPZ, to be available by 2019: Sanaria CEO

A malaria vaccine developed by Rockville, MD company, Sanaria Inc, will debut in 2019, according to a report in the Malaysian news source, Bernama today. Plasmodium falciparum ring forms/CDC The report say that More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
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Cases of the ‘Monkey malaria’, Plasmodium knowlesi, up in Malaysia

Health officials in Malaysia are showing concern over the increases in cases of the “Monkey malaria”, Plasmodium knowlesi in humans in recent years, according to a Sun Daily report today. Universiti More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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Nigeria distributes new national guidelines for co-implementation of interventions to eliminate malaria and lymphatic filariasis

PRESS RELEASE The Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health is distributing new national guidelines for co-implementation of interventions to eliminate malaria and lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis). This combined nationwide More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, January 20th, 2014
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Cambodia reports dramatic drops in malaria, dengue fever cases in 2013

Cambodia Health Ministry officials reported some very promising news concerning the decrease of two major mosquito borne infections in the Kingdom, according to two separate reports since Sunday. Image/CIA Cases More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 23rd, 2013
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South Africa: ANC Parliament member, Crosby Moni, succumbs to malaria

African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament (MP) and former deputy president of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM),  Crosby Moni died Sunday after contracting malaria after a recent visit to Mozambique. What More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 16th, 2013
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Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University scientists discover way to block malaria parasite from invading RBC

Scientists from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have discovered a key process during the invasion of the blood cell by the Malaria parasite, and more importantly, found a way to block this invasion. Malaria More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 2nd, 2013
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Enzyme may be the key to combating malaria: Study

An international team of scientists, including researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), has identified a key metabolic enzyme that common malaria parasites require for survival at each stage of More...


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