Sarah Boseley | 06 Jul 2011 | guardian.co.uk
A drug that is regularly given to people in Africa to prevent river blindness appears also to kill the mosquitoes that spread malaria, scientists have discovered. The breakthrough, from teams in Senegal and Colorado State University in the US, provides another useful weapon in the armoury against a disease that kills around 800,000 a year, most of them small children and pregnant women.
None | 13 Jun 2011 | The Sun
Many hard-up Brits resent money paid out in foreign aid. But four million children's lives could be saved if a Global Alliance For Vaccines And Immunisation summit in London today helps secure the £2.3billion needed to protect them against illnesses including pneumonia and malaria.
Staff Writers | 28 Jan 2008 | WebWire
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and the not-for-profit group, Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), recently announced a new collaboration to identify novel drugs for the treatment of malaria.
Anil Joseph | 05 Sep 2007 | Hindustan Times
Ranbaxy has completed the second phase of the clinical trial of a revolutionary anti-malarial drug that could enable it to be the nation's first pharmaceutical company to launch a New Chemical Entity (NCE) globally.
Wallace Rawen | 28 May 2007 | Medical News Today
Ugandan children who received the combination therapy of
artemether-lumefantrine experienced a lower rate of treatment failure
compared to other combination therapies
Tove Iren S. Gerhardsen | 06 Feb 2007 | Intellectual Property Watch
A recent top-level meeting of the World Health Organization discussed member states' rights to address malaria using flexibilities in international trade and intellectual property law. But there was strong disagreement as to how far this language should go, according to sources.
Alexandra Flemming | 01 Feb 2007 | Nature
Carraz et al., reporting in PLoS Medicine, have now identified a potent lead compound that is specifically active against the obligatory primary liver stage of malaria.
Jasten McGowan | 31 Jan 2007 | Chronicle Online
More than a million people die each year from malaria due to an outdated drug that no longer serves its purpose, but lately, Duke researches have been hard at work to reverse that trend.
Staff Writers | 31 Jan 2007 | eMaxHealth.com
Physicists in the UK have shared their computers with biologists from countries including France and Korea in an effort to combat the disease.
Tan Ee Lyn | 17 Jan 2007 | Reuters
Nigeria is in the final stages of passing a law that will allow local drugmakers to produce more life-saving medicines for its people to fight malaria and HIV/AIDS, a top official said.