Navigation Links
Scientists: Malaria control to overcome disease’s spread as climate warms
Date:5/19/2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Contrary to a widespread assumption, global warming is unlikely to expand the range of malaria because of malaria control, development and other factors that are at work to corral the disease.

So concludes a team of scientists including two University of Florida researchers in a paper set to appear May 20 in the journal Nature.

Scientists and public policy makers have been concerned that warming temperatures would create conditions that would either push malaria into new areas or make it worse in existing ones. But the team of six scientists, including David Smith and Andy Tatem, faculty members with UF's biology and geography departments and both at UF's Emerging Pathogens Institute, analyzed a historical contraction of the geographic range and general reduction in the intensity of malaria a contraction that occurred over a century during which the globe warmed. They determined that if the future trends are like past ones, the contraction is likely to continue under the most likely warming scenarios.

"If we continue to fund malaria control, we can certainly be prepared to counteract the risk that warming could expand the global distribution of malaria," Smith said.

The team, part of the Wellcome Trust's multinational Malaria Atlas Project, noted that malaria control efforts over the past century have shrunk the prevalence of the disease from most of the world to a region including Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia and South America, with the bulk of fatalities confined to Africa. This has occurred despite a global temperature rise of about 1 degree Fahrenheit, on average, during the same period.

"The globe warmed over the past century, but the range of malaria contracted substantially," Tatem said. "Warming isn't the only factor that affects malaria."

The reasons why malaria has shrunk are varied and in some countries mysterious, but they usually include mosquito control efforts, b
'/>"/>

Contact: David Smith
smitdave@gmail.com
202-731-4896
University of Florida
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Binghamton University researchers investigate evolving malaria resistance
2. Advance in effort to fight malaria by tricking the mosquitos sense of smell
3. Progress Against Malaria: Developments on the Horizon
4. MSU researcher helps develop computer game for Ugandan children recovering from cerebral malaria
5. Bug-Zapper: A dose of radiation may help knock out malaria
6. Study of malaria parasite in patient blood finds distinct physiological states
7. CWRU School of Medicine has evidence vaccine against malaria will reduce disease
8. Monkey malaria widespread in humans and potentially fatal
9. Netting mosquitoes to prevent malaria
10. Scientists demonstrate feasibility of preventing malaria parasite from becoming sexually mature
11. Research exposes new target for malaria drugs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2015)... ATL Technology, LLC, a top provider of electromechanical ... use solutions, headquartered in Springville, Utah , ... California corporation with locations in Santa ... Rica ). This acquisition will incorporate MedConx,s ... ATL Technology,s existing facility in Costa Rica ...
(Date:6/24/2015)... 2015 The biologics safety testing market is ... the market include growth of the pharmaceutical and biological ... Over the years, the number of drug approvals in ... the FDA approved 225 drug applications and Health Canada ... Europe accounted for 3,822 of the pharmaceutical ...
(Date:6/24/2015)... MARTIGNY, Switzerland , June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... strategic partnership with emerging biometric password solution one ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150623/225014LOGO one face in, ... offers a ground-breaking and affordable multifactor-authentication biometric answer ... speaker recognition technology, provided in partnership with KeyLemon, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):ATL Technology Announces Acquisition of MedConx, Inc. and Expanded Global Footprint 2Biological Safety Testing Market by Application, Product, & Test - Global Forecast to 2019 2Biological Safety Testing Market by Application, Product, & Test - Global Forecast to 2019 3Biological Safety Testing Market by Application, Product, & Test - Global Forecast to 2019 4KeyLemon Announces Partnership With Biometric Password Solution onefacein 2
... attack. Since 2006, more than a million have been killed. ... not been enough evidence to implicate the suspectuntil now. ... is the causal agent of White-nose Syndrome (WNS), the fungal ... by Justin Boyles, a post-doctoral research associate in ecology and ...
... WASHINGTON, D.C. OCT. 31, 2011 A highly ... born to obese and diabetic women have a higher ... metabolic health problems later in life, received the March ... in the field of maternal-fetal nutrition. , ...
... Now, it,s on to proteins, a much more daunting task. ... protein molecules in our bodies. Many of these hold keys ... by Northwestern University chemical biologist Neil Kelleher has developed a ... protein molecules quickly. Many have been skeptical that such an ...
Cached Biology News:UT scientist helps confirm link between fungus and bat epidemic 2March of Dimes honors researcher who linked maternal obesity to a baby's long-term health 2So many proteins, so much promise 2So many proteins, so much promise 3
(Date:7/29/2015)... BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... the nation,s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, ... reported its results of operations for the second ... second quarter was characterized by strong volume growth ... our Adjusted EBITDA," said Jay Grinney, President and ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... , July 29, 2015 ... announced the addition of the "Global Biosimilars ... offering. The Global Biosimilars Market, 2015 ... the rapidly growing biosimilars market. With the blockbuster ... to minimize costs, biosimilars are being viewed as ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... 2015  Therapath Neuropathology ( www.Therapath.com ), a ... VA and Military Medical centers both domestically and ... and Sweat Gland Nerve Fiber Density (SGNFD) for ... ). Demonstration of a reduction ... punch skin biopsy is a highly sensitive and ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... NJ (PRWEB) , ... July 29, 2015 , ... The ... approval of combination products , in particular, drug/device combinations. The current system received ... by the Initiative for Patient Centered Innovation (iPCI) of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s ...
Breaking Biology Technology:HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 2HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 3HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 4HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 5HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 6HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 7HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 8HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 9HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 10HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 11HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 12HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 13HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 14HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 15HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 16HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 17HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 18HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 19HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 20HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 21HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 22HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 23HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 24HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 25HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 26HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 27HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 28HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 29HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 30HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 31HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 32HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 33HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 34HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 35HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 36
... improved IT infrastructure and enterprise plan for Wisconsin ... efficiency, according to presenters at the second annual ... the Monona Terrace. , ,Discussion focused on how ... increase access to broadband networks, educational services, and ...
... University of Wisconsin-Madison announced on Friday that it will be ... research. R. Timothy Mulcahy, a professor of pharmacology and associate ... become vice president of research at the University of Minnesota ... Martin Cadwallader said in a statement. He has been a ...
... recently saw the sudden death of another star. In this ... also not his birthplace. Unfortunately, few were around to sing ... last few weeks of the sudden death of biotech scientist ... in September of this year. An Argentine by birth, Frydman ...
Cached Biology Technology:Wisconsin introduces new state IT plan 2Wisconsin introduces new state IT plan 3Wisconsin introduces new state IT plan 4UW-Madison associate dean, active in stem cells, leaves 2An Argentine biotechman in Wisconsin 2An Argentine biotechman in Wisconsin 3An Argentine biotechman in Wisconsin 4
... Services include subcloning of gene in ... cells, isolation and plaque purification of ... virus stock for one clone, protein ... insect cell culture. Expected yield and ...
... Synthesis Service provides you with ... knockdown any gene. We offer ... pairs with terminal dT nucleotides), ... lengths of your choice. Each ...
EDTA, tetrasodium salt, 1 kg. Ethylene diaminetetraacetic acid.Dihydrate. Assay: 99-101% (as is).Risks: 36, 37, 38 ; Safety Precautions: 22, 36, 37. Category: Nucleotides & Enzymes & Biochemicals, Ul...
EDG-1 Western blot control Source: Cell Lysate Application: Western Blotting Control...
Biology Products: