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2014-01-22 11:47:15

‘Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine is more effective than artemether-lumefantrine, and has fewer side effects than artesunate-mefloquine’ concludes a systematic review published by the Cochrane Infectious Disease Group, hosted by LSTM. Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine is one of five artemisinin-based combination therapies currently recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), and this review finds that it is also one of the most studied. The team of authors from South Africa, Kenya,...

2013-12-11 23:03:56

Despite gains, recent financial shortfalls and delays in the delivery of commodities have slowed progress, demonstrating the fragility of past success, according to findings of the World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report 2013. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 The World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report 2013, released today, notes continued progress to significantly reduce malaria cases and deaths. But the report also documents that financial shortfalls in 2011...

2013-12-04 10:38:28

An analysis of patients from across the malaria endemic world suggests that a key antimalarial treatment could be improved by better dosing in young children Antimalarial drug resistance has hampered malaria control programs for almost 60 years. A key factor in combatting this threat is to ensure that all antimalarial drugs are deployed in a way that ensures that the maximum number of patients are completely cured. A study published this week in PLOS Medicine explores this issue by...

2013-10-30 10:48:05

The first dynamic regulatory system that prevents the build-up of toxic metabolites in engineered microbes has been reported by a team of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI). The JBEI researchers used their system to double the production in Escherichia coli (E. coli) of amorphadiene, a precursor to the premier antimalarial drug artemisinin. Using genome-wide transcriptional analysis, the JBEI researchers identified native regions of...

2013-05-15 23:27:23

Chinese malaria drugs giant, Guilin, launches effort in Africa to enable patients and consumers detect fake malaria drugs using mobile phone technology, goldkeys. Shanghai, China (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Guilin Pharmaceuticals, the World´s first producer of artesunate prequalified by the World Health Organisation as meeting the global body´s stringent standards for safety, quality and efficacy, has chalked another first. The company, which manages the world´s largest vertically...

Large-scale Production Of Partially Synthetic Version Of Artemisinin Launched
2013-04-11 15:19:17

University of California - Berkeley Twelve years after a breakthrough discovery in his University of California, Berkeley, laboratory, professor of chemical engineering Jay Keasling is seeing his dream come true. On April 11, the pharmaceutical company Sanofi will launch the large-scale production of a partially synthetic version of artemisinin, a chemical critical to making today's front-line antimalaria drug, based on Keasling's discovery. The drug is the first triumph of the...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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