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UC Riverside Scientist Awarded $2.3M Help to Fight the Bite

Posted by Gloria Beverage on Fri, Nov 02, 2018

A University of California Riverside assistant professor of entomology has received a $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop new ways to combat mosquitoes, one of the world’s most lethal disease carriers. 

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UC Irvine: $9.6M in NIAID Research Funding for Malaria Study

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Thu, Jun 22, 2017

The National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID) awarded University of California, Irvine $9.6 million to study the impact of environmental changes on malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. This research funding establishes UCI as one of the International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMR).

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$2.5M to USF to Study Licensing of Parasites

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Malaria and toxoplasmosis are caused by different, yet closely related, apicomplexa parasites.  Efforts to eliminate these diseases have met with only partial success. Now the National Institute of Health (NIH) has awarded the University of South Florida (USF) a $2.5 million, five year grant to study a new approach to fighting these diseases by stopping their ability to replicate.

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Tags: University of South Florida, USF, parasite, malaria, Research Funding, Bioresearch Grant, BioResearch Trade Show

OSU Researcher Creates Home Based Test Strips for Cancer and Malaria

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Jul 25, 2016

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Dr. Abraham Badu-Tawiah, assistant professor at Ohio State University, is out to revolutionize the world of diagnostic testing. By making paper strips that can detect malaria and well as certain types of cancers, he hopes to make testing more practical and affordable. People would be able to simply apply a drop of blood to the paper test strip at home, much like diabetics do when testing their blood sugar, and then mail it to the laboratory. This new method would make medical diagnostics much more accessible for those who can't easily get to a lab for testing.

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Tags: malaria, Cancer, Ohio State University, Columbus, biotech vendor show, Dr. Abraham Badu-Tawiah, Ohio, Midwest

Duke Study brings NIH Malaria Funding to $2.6M

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Apr 21, 2015

According to the Center for Disease Control, an estimated 198 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide and 500,000 people died, mostly children in the African Region.

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Inexpensive Malaria Drug Test Found at Oregon State University

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Malaria is a devastating global health problem in many parts of the world, having caused nearly 215 million infections internationally and 655,000 deaths per year. Most people know malaria is transmitted by the bite of an infective mosquito: the female Anopheles mosquito in particular. There are other less common methods of transmission as well, including blood transfusion, organ transplantation, needle sharing and when a mother gives birth to a child.

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Tags: Oregon State University, Corvallis, BioResearch Product Faire Event, OR, 2014, Oregeon, malaria, drug test strips, OhStu

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