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2010-11-08 10:26:00

Fake Medications in Use in Public Hospital, Many Other Sites ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Substandard and counterfeit versions of thirteen key antimalarial medicines were uncovered in multiple locations across Ghana by the Medicines Quality Monitoring surveillance program. Set up by the Ghana Food and Drugs Board (FDB) in collaboration with the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the program samples...

2010-11-07 18:21:35

The largest ever clinical trial in patients hospitalised with severe malaria has concluded that the drug artesunate should now be the preferred treatment for the disease in both children and adults everywhere in the world. The study, funded by the Wellcome Trust, is published today online in the journal The Lancet. An international consortium of researchers, led by Professor Nick White of the Wellcome Trust-Mahidol University-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Programme in Bangkok, Thailand,...

2010-11-05 07:00:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A compound found in the skin of grapes and used to make red wine may help fight severe malaria, raising hopes of finding a new adjunctive therapy against an illness that kills an estimated 1 million people a year, according to a study presented today at The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 59th Annual Meeting. Resveratrol, which in earlier studies has been found to have beneficial anti-cancer effects and may protect the heart, had...

2010-11-03 06:15:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Cempra Pharmaceuticals today announced abstracts to be presented on its novel fluoroketolide antibiotic, solithromycin (CEM-101), at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 59th Annual Meeting, November 3 to 7 in Atlanta. The abstracts will present new information on solithromycin's antimalarial activity. Additional data will demonstrate activity against Mycobacterium leprae. Solithromycin is a fluoroketolide belonging to...

2010-10-28 00:00:42

Therapure Biopharma Inc.(Therapure) today announced taking part in the "International Malaria Research Consortium for the development of novel classes of antimalarials" ,(the "Consortium") a bold initiative to develop novel classes of drugs against malaria, a deadly disease in desperate need of new treatments. Toronto, ON (Vocus) October 27, 2010 Research teams from three academic institutions and two private sector companies on two continents have come together to form the "International...

2010-09-21 22:15:48

Press release from PLoS Medicine Community Health Workers can safely and effectively provide integrated management of pneumonia and malaria to communities by dispensing amoxicillin to children with non-severe pneumonia and artemether-lumefantrine to children with malaria (after using rapid diagnostic tests). Furthermore, these activities result in a significant increase in the proportion of appropriately-timed antibiotic treatment for non-severe pneumonia and in a significant decrease in...

2010-09-21 22:08:33

Anti-malarial drugs are being used inappropriately for sick children in Zambia with fevers and difficulty breathing "“ a problem that can be addressed by arming community health workers with a simple rapid-diagnostic test and a supply of antibiotics, a study led by a team of Boston University School of Public Health [BUSPH] researchers has found. In the study, published online Sept. 21 in PLoS Medicine, the research team from the Center for Global Health and Development at BUSPH...

2010-09-10 12:05:36

Malaria remains a serious global health problem, killing more than one million people per year. Treatment of the mosquito-borne illness relies on antibiotics, and the emergence of drug-resistant malaria is of growing concern. In a report published online today in Genome Research (www.genome.org), scientists analyzed the genomic features of a Peruvian parasite population, identifying the genetic basis for resistance to a common antibiotic and gaining new insights that could improve the...

2010-09-10 11:58:29

Examination of parasite's genes reveals evidence of antibiotic resistance A team of scientists from The Scripps Research Institute, the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF), and the U. S. Naval Research Detachment in Peru has completed a study that could improve the efficacy of diagnosis and treatment strategies for drug-resistant malaria. In the new study"”published online on September 9, 2010 by the journal Genome Research"”the scientists analyzed the...

2010-09-03 14:45:41

New antimalarial drug candidate with novel mechanism of action has the potential to rapidly clear a Plasmodium infection upon administration of a single oral dose, as published in Science Novartis announced today that scientists at the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD), in collaboration with researchers from the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF), the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a novel...


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