Malaria research in Australia: looking through the lens of the past towards the future

Doolan, Denise L. (2021) Malaria research in Australia: looking through the lens of the past towards the future. International Journal for Parasitology, 51 (13-14). pp. 1255-1263.

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Abstract

Malaria remains a global health priority, with substantial resources devoted to control and intervention since the causative parasite was first identified in 1880. Major advances have been made in discovery and translational research activities aimed at prevention, treatment and control. Laboratory-based, clinical, and field-based studies have complemented public health approaches. Australian scientists have played important roles, developing and applying innovative approaches, novel research tools and cutting-edge technologies in animal and human models of disease, as well as in disease-endemic settings. This article will provide an insight into 50 years of Australian efforts to discover mechanisms and targets of immunity and pathogenesis; develop new diagnostics, drugs, vaccines, and therapeutics; and assess new public health interventions and control measures in malaria-endemic settings.

Item ID: 72682
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1879-0135
Copyright Information: © 2021 Australian Society for Parasitology. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)
Projects and Grants: NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship #1137285
Date Deposited: 27 May 2022 06:25
FoR Codes: 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3207 Medical microbiology > 320704 Medical parasitology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200104 Prevention of human diseases and conditions @ 100%
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