A huge upsurge in malaria cases has been caused by Venezuela’s socioeconomic and political crisis, undoing years of progress and endangering neighbouring countries, according to research presented at ECCMID.
Browsing: Parasitic Infection
A single, oral dose of antimalarial DSM265 has cleared seven volunteers of a Plasmodium falciparum infection, according to the trial from the Medicines for Malaria Venture.
The accurate diagnosis of schistosomiasis, in both the mammalian and snail intermediate hosts as well as the environment, is extremely important in proper control and elimination. Despite multiple efforts over last few decades, the search for cheap, sensitive diagnostics for schistosomiasis is ongoing.
Some of the challenges with mass ivermectin administration could be addressed with new drugs or drug combinations with higher effect for the parasite – leading us to ask, what new treatments are currently in the clinical pipeline?
Genomics is increasingly being adopted into both research and clinical settings. Here, we speak to Dyann Wirth about the use of genomics in the field of malaria, from what it can uncover about the parasite to the hurdles that need to be overcome moving towards elimination.
Cerebral malaria is the most severe neurological complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection. Here, the authors discuss how NRG-1 could attenuate brain injury and mortality.
The US FDA have approved Krintafel (tafenoquine) for the radical cure of Plasmodium vivax malaria infections, the first approval for such a drug in 50 years.
A new study has estimated that up to 30% of parasite burden could be in the liver and bone marrow of infected individuals, a reservoir that has previously gone undetected and unstudied.
Our sister site, MedChemNet, spoke to Joseph Hargan-Calvopiña, Program Manager at BIO Ventures for Global Health, to find out more about their work in global drug development for neglected tropical diseases.
In a special feature for International Women’s Day, we speak to Dr Bobbi Pritt about her responsibilities, her typical day and the time she received a jar of living fleas in her lab!