Latest Artemisinin Stories

2009-08-13 15:04:14

Doctors should ask patients if they are taking herbal supplements because of potential interaction with medications, U.S.

2009-07-30 11:10:00

A new study suggests that scientists may finally be on the right track to developing an effective vaccine against malaria, one of mankind’s top killers.

2009-07-30 09:16:36

Malaria parasites in western Cambodia have become resistant to artemisinin-based therapies, the first-line treatment for malaria, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine today. Resistance to the drugs makes them less effective and could eventually render them obsolete, putting millions of lives at risk.

2009-07-21 13:43:00

A new subsidy designed to increase access to life-saving antiretrovirals must remain focused on quality patient care if it is to succeed, argues Tido von Schoen-Angerer and colleagues in this week's open access journal PLoS Medicine.

2009-07-14 08:44:01

Eliminating polio everywhere will require global cooperation on several fronts, including lowering the cost for poor countries to vaccinate with inactivated polio vaccine

2009-07-08 11:22:25

Current combination malaria therapies recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) provide adequate treatment for mild malaria, according to a Cochrane Systematic Review of the evidence.

2009-05-29 14:01:44

Malaria's resistance to treatment in western Cambodia could foretell a global health crisis, a British researcher said. Malaria in western Cambodia is proving resistant to the artemesinin family of drugs, until now the world's most effective drugs for treating the illness, said Nick Day, director of the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit. In recent trials, it took up to five days to clear patients' blood of malaria parasites when the drugs previously worked in two or three days,...

2009-05-29 15:16:08

The first evidence of resistance to the world's most effective drug for treating malaria has been found by international scientists.

2009-05-20 10:11:01

Methylene blue can curb the spread of malaria parasites when administered together with new malaria medication / Heidelberg researchers publish in PLoS One.

2009-05-18 13:01:26

Approximately 350 million to 500 million cases of malaria are diagnosed each year mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. While medications to prevent and treat malaria do exist, the demand for new treatments is on the rise, in part, because malaria parasites have developed a resistance to existing medications.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.