27 Apr 2012
A round-up of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.
A study in Nature finds that anti-inflammatories can lessen the antibiotic dose needed to clear infections in mice.
25 Apr 2012
We put together an extra visualization this week, to coincide with World Malaria Day. The following bubble plot takes data from a recent Lancet paper to show a relative ranking of the feasibility of malaria elimination, from an operational perspective. As always, you can download this graphic from the Tools section of our website.
24 Apr 2012
A new study in Malaria Journal surveys the literature to determine why and where resurgences in malaria occur. CDDEP's David Smith, Senior Fellow and Associate Director for Research, participated in the study, which is timed with the annual World Malaria Day on April 25th. The article is available online (open access) and the press release is copied below. You can also read coverage of the work in BMJ (subscription required).
23 Apr 2012
This guest contribution by Dr. Claire Panosian Dunavan originally ran in southern California newspapers on 22 April 2012.This Wednesday - April 25 - marks World Malaria Day.
I've been interested in malaria since childhood. For one thing, my dad
battled it during World War II. In my mind's eye, I can still see his
final "souvenir" on our bathroom shelf: an amber bottle of out-dated
20 Apr 2012
A round-up of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.Research presented at the 22nd European
Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases reaffirms the link
between catheters and ventilation devices and HAIs, and finds that HAIs
quadruple patient mortality rates in ICUs.