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2011-11-18 03:52:02

Researchers have discovered a group of chemical compounds that might one day be developed into drugs that can treat malaria infection in both the liver and the bloodstream.

2011-11-18 03:34:40

A international team led by scientists from the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) and The Scripps Research Institute has discovered a family of chemical compounds that could lead to a new generation of antimalarial drugs capable of not only alleviating symptoms but also preventing the deadly disease.

2011-11-18 03:28:21

The discovery of a new class of dual-acting antimalarial compounds - the imidazolopiperazines (IZPs) – was published in the journal Science online, at the Science Express website today1.

2011-11-15 20:57:35

A study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute and their Zambian colleagues detected contrasting patterns of drug resistance in malaria-causing parasites taken from both humans and mosquitoes in rural Zambia.

Malaria Parasite Discovery May Lead To Vaccine
2011-11-10 14:08:10

Researchers have revealed a new discovery in understanding how a malaria parasite invades human red blood cells.

2011-11-09 10:05:25

For some time now, artemisinin, derived from a Chinese herb, has been the most powerful treatment available against malaria.

2011-11-09 09:59:16

A large study from Africa, published in this week's PLoS Medicine, has found that in a direct comparison, three types of new, fast-acting antimalarial artemisinin-based combination therapy drugs (ACTs), which comprise artemisinin derivatives in combination with a partner antimalarial drug, AL (artesunate–mefloquine), ASAQ (artesunate–amodiaquine) and DHAPQ (dihydroartemisinin–piperaquine) are all effective for treating children with uncomplicated malaria.

Image 1 - Which Came First? Humans Or Malaria?
2011-11-03 03:41:16

Malaria is not only native to the New World, but it has been present long before humans existed and has evolved through birds and monkeys.

2011-11-01 15:17:14

A new research technology is revealing how humans develop immunity to malaria, and could assist programs aimed at eradicating this parasitic disease.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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