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Mosquito wars

Mosquito wars

Posted 23/08/2017

In Southeast Asia, some types of the malaria parasite develop resistance to the drug combinations used to cure and prevent the disease. If this drug resistance spread to Africa, it’d be a disaster. Fortunately, partners on the front lines are finding ways to fight back. Watch this video about the amazing work our team of SMRU researchers is doing to combat drug resistance in Thailand.

Improved home designs may fight malaria in Africa

Improved home designs may fight malaria in Africa

Posted 21/08/2017

  21 August 2017 Bangkok – Changing home designs and materials to make homes cooler and harder for mosquitoes to enter could reduce malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new study in The Lancet Planetary Health. Study researchers found 96% fewer mosquitoes in a Southeast Asian style two storey house built with permeable ...

Antibodies may reveal timing of previous influenza infection

Antibodies may reveal timing of previous influenza infection

Posted 01/08/2017

The amount of influenza-specific antibodies present in an individual’s blood can indicate not only if they experienced the flu, but potentially when - a finding that could improve disease  monitoring in the tropics, where flu season is unending. In the largest study of its kind, an international team, led by researchers from the Oxford University ...

Call for Abstract MVVR5 2017

Call for Abstract MVVR5 2017

Posted 20/07/2017

The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust anounces that the call for abstracts towards the 5th Medical and Veterinary Virus Research Symposium, October 26th – 27th, 2017, is open. This year’s theme is One Health – Accelerating Virus Research in East Africa. You are invited to submit presentations related to research involving viruses of medical and veterinary importance.

Pioneering Medicine Quality & Public Health Conference coming to Oxford

Pioneering Medicine Quality & Public Health Conference coming to Oxford

Posted 20/07/2017

The first-ever MQPH Conference will take place at Keble College, Oxford on 23-28 September 2018. This international event will bring together people from public health, national regulatory authorities, pharmacy, biomedical, chemistry, law, ethics, cultural and social sciences, pharmaceutical industry, international organisations and NGOs. It grants an opportunity to discuss the problem and outline the necessary steps to tackle the issue on a global scale. Pre-register your interest now!

Quick test can predict anaemia in malaria patients treated with artemisinins

Quick test can predict anaemia in malaria patients treated with artemisinins

Posted 19/07/2017

6 July Bangkok – An existing malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) can be adapted to predict the delayed anaemia that can complicate severe malaria in patients treated with artemisinin-based antimalarial drugs, say researchers in a study published today in Science Translational Medicine Journal. “These findings are relevant to the thousands of ...

Best drug for treating talaromycosis in HIV patients identified

Best drug for treating talaromycosis in HIV patients identified

Posted 11/07/2017

Researchers from Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam have shown that amphotericin B is more effective than itraconazole for the initial treatment of talaromycosis in HIV patients. The principal investigator, Dr Thuy Le  stated: “These results offer strong support to the call for more health policy and advocacy to improve access to amphotericin B across Asia. Implementation of the research findings is now needed in the region.”

Curiosity Carnival booking now open

Curiosity Carnival booking now open

Posted 05/07/2017

How do you turn orange into grapefruit? What is digital wildfire? Is love real? Booking is now open for the Curiosity Carnival on Friday 29 September 2017, part of European Researchers' Night. Most of the event is free, but registration is required.

Microbiology laboratory reopened after renovations

Microbiology laboratory reopened after renovations

Posted 30/06/2017

Mahosot Hospital has reopened its microbiology laboratory aiming to increase the more rapid   and accurate diagnosis and treatment of its patients. The original microbiology laboratory finished construction in 1920 and was then extended in 2011. The latest renovations to the laboratory’s building were started on September 5, 2016 and finally ...

World Sickle Cell day

World Sickle Cell day

Posted 21/06/2017

The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust research Programme seek to reach out to community members to empower them about the disease by creating awareness among affected populations.