Tag Archives: Malaria
Kill Malaria No Mosquito

Hope on the horizon for the Cheapest Anti-Malarial drugs yet

The fact that Malaria is a global burden is scarcely news, or more like the news is its underestimation as a chief killer of both the adult populace and children under 5 years of age. The current WHO recommendation as first-line treatment option of anti-malarial drugs is the Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT). However, because Artemisinin […]

mosquito- malaria vector

The New Malaria Data: matters arising

ver this weekend, the revelation by a recent study showing doubled estimates of the global malaria burden rocked the news media, with an astonishing estimate of 1.24 million deaths in 2010 alone as compared to the World Health Organization, WHO record of 655, 000 deaths in the same year. Indeed several studies are released regularly, […]

Nobel Prize Medicine 2011

Malaria and the 2011 Nobel Prize

This year’s Nobel prize in Medicine was awarded (to Bruce A. Beutler, Jules A. Hoffmann and Ralph M. Steinman) for their outstanding discoveries that built our modern day understanding of the Immune System (both Innate and Acquired Immunity) from works that started since the nineties. The breakthrough in Innate Immunity came from studies that revealed […]

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