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2011-08-05 12:06:01

Numerous potential anti-malarial candidate drugs have been uncovered by investigators from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), both parts of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

2011-07-06 15:20:03

When a person living in a malarial area gets a fever, health workers need to know the cause to make absolutely sure they give the right treatment.

2011-04-04 23:31:14

A technique Michael Jackson reportedly used to prolong his youth is showing promise as a way to boost the effectiveness of a natural cancer remedy.

2011-03-15 13:36:29

In the run up to World Malaria Day on the 25th April 2011, BioMed Central's open access journal Malaria Journal takes a long hard look at the development of natural compounds for use in the fight against malaria.

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2011-02-21 09:45:00

A group of chemical compounds used by a species of tropical seaweed to ward off fungus attacks may have promising antimalarial properties for humans.

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2011-01-13 08:00:00

A drug-resistant strain of malaria could spread from southeast Asia to Africa in as little as three months, which puts millions of children at risk, according to a warning from a leading expert Wednesday.

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2010-12-03 09:58:43

Will we one day design and create molecules, cells and microorganisms that produce specific chemical products from simple, readily-available, inexpensive starting materials?

2010-11-30 13:15:05

Giving emergency artesunate suppositories to children with suspected severe malaria before referring them for treatment is a cost-effective intervention that can substantially improve the management of childhood malaria in remote African settings.

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.

2010-10-12 16:57:38

Scientists have shed light on how malaria is able to resist treatment with a leading drug.


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