Zimbabwe: Afrika Speaks Prevents Malaria Through Art

[The Herald]Art has a voice! It is a voice that any human being, whether whole, blind or deaf can hear. In a world where there is so much 'noise', we need art to help draw attention to what is important and to raise social awareness about important issues.
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Publication date: 19 November 2019Source: Cell Reports, Volume 29, Issue 8Author(s): Ann Ly, Yang Liao, Halina Pietrzak, Lisa J. Ioannidis, Tom Sidwell, Renee Gloury, Marcel Doerflinger, Tony Triglia, Raymond Z. Qin, Joanna R. Groom, Gabrielle T. Belz, Kim L. Good-Jacobson, Wei Shi, Axel Kallies, Diana S. HansenSummaryDespite the key role that antibodies play in protection, the cellular processes mediating the acquisition of humoral immunity against malaria are not fully understood. Using an infection model of severe malaria, we find that germinal center (GC) B cells upregulate the transcription factor T-bet during infecti...
Source: Cell Reports - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
(Duke University) Engineers at Duke University have developed a microscope that adapts its lighting angles, colors and patterns while teaching itself the optimal settings needed to complete a given diagnostic task. In the initial proof-of-concept study, the microscope simultaneously developed a lighting pattern and classification system that allowed it to quickly identify red blood cells infected by the malaria parasite more accurately than trained physicians and other machine learning approaches.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
We examined both global functional connectivity (mean functional connectivity of each voxel with the rest of the brain), and seeded functional connectivity of primary auditory cortices (A1), primary visual cortices (V1) and posterior cingulate cortex (PCC) of the default mode network (DMN). Power reduction was observed in left auditory cortex. Global functional connectivity showed reduction in frontal cortices and enhancement in visual cortex. Seeded functional connectivity of auditory cortices showed reduction in temporal, frontal and occipital regions, and enhancement in parietal cortex. Interestingly, seeded functional ...
Source: NeuroImage - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Clinical manifestation of malaria is mainly due to intra-erythrocytic development of Plasmodium parasites. Plasmodium falciparum merozoites, the invasive form of the blood-stage parasite, invade human erythrocytes in a complex but rapid process. This multi-step progression involves interactions between parasite and human host proteins. Here we show that antibodies against a vaccine antigen, PfGAMA, co-immunoprecipitate with PfMSP10. This interaction was validated as direct by surface plasmon resonance analysis. We then demonstrate that antibodies against PfMSP10 have growth inhibitory activity against cultured parasites, w...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
South Dakota is out with a new campaign to address the state's meth problem, but the slogan has a lot of people scratching their heads. Governor Kristi Noem came up with the slogan, "Meth. We're on it." Critics say the slogan is tone deaf, but the governor has declared the campaign a success.
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Conditions:   Malaria;   Malaria, Asymptomatic Parasitaemia Intervention:   Combination Product: Artemisinin Combination Therapy ACTs Sponsors:   Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research;   World Health Organization Completed
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Cameron Alderman, of Bristol, is one of 40 known people with Norrie disease in the UK. He is reliant on his hearing to make sense of the world, but has been losing his hearing since the age of three.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
An experimental study tests 56 traditional soup broths and finds that some of them contain ingredients that have antimalarial properties.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news
Conditions:   Malaria;   Malaria, Asymptomatic Parasitaemia Intervention:   Combination Product: Artemisinin Combination Therapy ACTs Sponsors:   Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research;   World Health Organization Completed
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A school project on traditional soups illustrates the mysterious world of science and how solutions might be found in ancient ways.
Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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