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“Never disrespect your roots.”

Malaria

This is the central theme of my notes. Never, ever succumb to intellectual arrogance that will hamper your ability to follow what your generations used to follow.

दिनचर्या plays critical role in Ayurveda. Indian culture emphasizes heavily on daily routine. And it is not just Sastra but also Loka (societal norms).

Malaria infections might be brought under control by managing the eating habits of infected people or animals, according to a new study.

Now, we don’t care about them and mindlessly engaged in chaotic untimely random activities.

Here, this research talks about how meal timing is critical in curing malaria diseases. Just a tiny realization of modern science. Learn and implement in life.


Research


Meal times may be key to managing malaria

Daily cycles

Tests in infected mice found that malaria parasites in the blood timed their daily multiplication rhythms to match when the animals were fed.

When the mice’s mealtime changed, the parasites altered the timing of when they invaded red blood cells.

The parasites’ rhythms were linked to daily changes of blood sugar levels in the mice, the study showed.

Interfering with the biological pathways that link eating to parasite rhythms – perhaps through diet, or drugs that manipulate the process – could reduce both the severity and spread of malaria infection, researchers suggest.

Timing impact

An international team led by the University of Edinburgh studied the timing of parasite rhythms – in multiplication and red blood cell invasion – in groups of malaria-infected mice.

Changing the feeding times of the animals, by allowing them to eat during the day instead of at night, altered the timing of parasite multiplication from night to day, in line with the mealtime of the mice.

Scientists now plan to examine how differences in timing impact on parasites and the biological mechanisms controlling their rhythms, to better understand how to tackle infection.

The study, in collaboration with the University of Surrey, Stanford University and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, was published in PLoS Pathogens and supported by the Royal Society and Wellcome.

https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/2018/meal-times-may-be-key-to-managing-malaria

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