Posts Tagged Plasmodium vivax

New study offers insights into triggers of early-stage malaria parasite infection

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For a century, researcher after researcher has tried to grow Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax), the parasite that causes the most widespread type of malaria, in petri dishes continuously, in hopes of studying how it infects humans. None have succeeded. The parasite just won’t grow in the laboratory for prolonged time. […]

Dr. John Adams hosts malaria workshop with global reach

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The USF College of Public Health’s Center for Global Health and Infectious Disease Research (GHIDR) is dedicated to improving the lives of people afflicted by infectious disease through the development of improved diagnostics, treatment and preventive mechanisms. Distinguished University Professor and GHIDR assistant director Dr. John Adams hosted a two […]

Every day is World Malaria Day in the USF College of Public Health

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On Friday, April 25, the public health community paused to commemorate World Malaria Day. It’s a day observed by the United Nations and other health organizations to showcase the efforts and progress made in the global fight to control this pandemic. With “Invest in the Future: Defeat Malaria” as the theme, the celebratory week included a wide range of events that brought malaria to the forefront of discussion. However, for two USF College of Public Health professors, malaria is on the forefront every day. John H. Adams, PhD and Dennis […]