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2009-07-07 12:32:36

British medical scientists have discovered the anti-malarial drug quinine can block a cell's ability to take up the essential amino acid tryptophan. The University of Nottingham researchers said their finding might explain many of the adverse side-effects associated with quinine, such as nausea, headaches and blurred vision. The discovery also suggests dietary tryptophan supplements could be a simple and inexpensive way to improve quinine's performance. The researchers examined the effects of...

2009-06-29 12:34:11

Discovered back in the 1600s quinine was the first effective treatment in the fight against malaria "“ and it continues to be a commonly used treatment against this devastating disease. But the drug is associated with a long list of side effects which can range from sickness and headaches to blindness, deafness and in rare cases death "” and until now no one knew why.Scientists at The University of Nottingham have made a discovery that may explain many of the adverse side-effects...

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2009-06-26 11:55:00

Researchers have found that the anti-malarial drug quinine can block a cell's ability to take up the essential amino acid tryptophan, a discovery that may explain many of the adverse side-effects associated with quinine. Once confirmed, these findings would suggest that dietary tryptophan supplements could be a simple and inexpensive way to improve the performance of this important drug.Quinine is a very commonly used anti-malarial drug, yet to this day the principal mode of quinine action...

2008-10-22 09:00:42

Scientists at Redpoint Bio Corporation (OTCBB: RPBC) have developed a quantitative method to measure and classify the bitter or bad taste of frequently used medicines. The work points to approaches that have the potential to reduce or eliminate the aversive flavor of many widely prescribed orally-dosed drugs. The findings appear in the October 2008 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Behavioural Pharmacology. The research paper, entitled, "Quantitative Assessment of TRPM5-Dependent Oral...

2006-01-18 02:00:47

By Rebecca Harrison JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African inventor has developed an anti-malaria wristwatch to help combat one of Africa's biggest killers by monitoring the blood of those who wear it and sounding an alarm when the parasite is detected. Gervan Lubbe said his "Malaria Monitor" wristwatch, due to launch next month, could save lives and keep millions out of hospital by heading off the disease before patients even feel ill. "It picks up the parasite and destroys it so...

2006-01-18 02:00:00

By Rebecca Harrison JOHANNESBURG -- A South African inventor has developed an anti-malaria wristwatch to help combat one of Africa's biggest killers by monitoring the blood of those who wear it and sounding an alarm when the parasite is detected. Gervan Lubbe said his "Malaria Monitor" wristwatch, due to launch next month, could save lives and keep millions out of hospital by heading off the disease before patients even feel ill. "It picks up the parasite and destroys it so early that...

2005-08-26 19:21:45

A drug derived from an ancient Chinese herb has been shown to reduce the risk of death from severe malaria by a third, potentially saving hundreds of thousands of lives in nations on our doorstep. A trial in malaria patients from four countries has shown a clear benefit over standard treatment with quinine, says Professor Nicholas Anstey of the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin, Australia, which participated in the trial in partnership with the Indonesian Ministry of Health. The...


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