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Human Antibodies Devised for Snakebite Treatment

Black mamba snake

An academic-industry team in Europe and Central America assembled a group of human antibodies that protects lab mice against venomous toxins from a dangerous African snake. . . . → Read More: Human Antibodies Devised for Snakebite Treatment

Novartis, NGO Partner on Generic Antibiotics

Pills and capsules

Drug maker Novartis and a not-for-profit organization delivering antibiotics for low- and middle-income countries are collaborating on production of generic antibiotics for children. . . . → Read More: Novartis, NGO Partner on Generic Antibiotics

Clinical Trial Testing Anti-Resistant Malaria Therapy

Malaria clinic

A clinical trial is getting underway that tests the safety and dosage levels of a new drug to treat malaria and block resistance from developing to it. . . . → Read More: Clinical Trial Testing Anti-Resistant Malaria Therapy

Clinical Trial Underway for Lassa Fever Treatment

Lassa fever investigation

An early-stage clinical trial is underway to test a treatment for Lassa fever, a viral disease found in West Africa, infecting as many as 300,000 individuals a year. . . . → Read More: Clinical Trial Underway for Lassa Fever Treatment

Pet Health Ingredients Shown Effective Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Baby with microcephaly

Researchers in the U.S. and the Netherlands found ingredients in over-the-counter products to control fleas and ticks in house pets can also help prevent infectious diseases in humans spread by mosquitoes. . . . → Read More: Pet Health Ingredients Shown Effective Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Inexpensive Blood Test Technique Devised for Hepatitis-B

Hepatitis-B screening

An international research team developed a simple blood testing process to diagnose hepatitis-B at a small fraction of the cost as current methods. . . . → Read More: Inexpensive Blood Test Technique Devised for Hepatitis-B

Agriculture Group Adapts Satellite Imaging, A.I., Big Data

WorldView-4 satellite

An international agricultural network is partnering with a private company to boost the group’s capabilities in satellite imaging, big data analytics, and artificial intelligence. . . . → Read More: Agriculture Group Adapts Satellite Imaging, A.I., Big Data

Single Technology Produces Vaccines for Multiple Infectious Diseases

Ebola diagnostics

A single technology platform is being used to design and produce vaccines that in tests with lab animals protect against a number of infectious diseases. . . . → Read More: Single Technology Produces Vaccines for Multiple Infectious Diseases

Drug Shown Able to Kill Malaria-Carrier Mosquitoes

A clinical trial in Kenya shows blood from people who take a current anti-parasite drug can kill mosquitoes carrying malaria, offering a potential new strategy for controlling this disease. . . . → Read More: Drug Shown Able to Kill Malaria-Carrier Mosquitoes

Plant-Based Drug Shown to Cure Drug-Resistant Malaria

An experimental drug made from dried Artemisia annua plant leaves cured patients in Africa with malaria infections that became resistant to current drugs. . . . → Read More: Plant-Based Drug Shown to Cure Drug-Resistant Malaria