Tag Archives: malaria

Protecting penguins from avian malaria

In 2016, a colony of penguins living in Exmoor Zoo in the UK suddenly died after an outbreak of avian malaria, a parasitic disease spread by the bites of infected mosquitoes. Sadly, this isn’t the only time that avian malaria … Continue reading

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An ancient remnant inside the malaria parasite

Today at the Society’s Annual Conference, Dr Ellen Nisbet talked about the malaria parasite Plasmodium, and how a remnant from its evolutionary past may one day provide a target for new drugs… Malaria is caused by protozoan parasites of the … Continue reading

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World Malaria Day 2015

Today is World Malaria Day 2015, which highlights the continued fight against a disease that affects millions of people across the world. In this post, we’ve pulled together some facts and information from sources across the web. Malaria is caused … Continue reading

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Boosting natural immunity to tackle malaria

Post by Jessica Blair, University of Birmingham Scientists are exploring a novel approach to fight malaria in regions of the world where it is endemic. The strategy is to give anti-malarial medicines to people living in malaria endemic areas who … Continue reading

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