News tagged with malaria mosquito

Antibiotics for the prevention of malaria

If mice are administered an antibiotic for three days and are simultaneously infected with malaria, no parasites appear in the blood and life-threatening disease is averted. In addition, the animals treated in this manner ...

Jul 20, 2010
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The first malaria-proof mosquito

For years, researchers worldwide have attempted to create genetically altered mosquitoes that cannot infect humans with malaria. Those efforts fell short because the mosquitoes still were capable of transmitting ...

Jul 15, 2010
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First adhere, then detach and glide forward

How do one-celled parasites move from the salivary gland of a mosquito through a person's skin into red blood cells? What molecular mechanisms form the basis for this very important movement of the protozoa? ...

Dec 23, 2009
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