News tagged with plasmodium parasites

New way to target an old foe: Malaria

Although malaria has been eradicated in many countries, including the United States, it still infects more than 200 million people worldwide, killing nearly a million every year. In regions where malaria is endemic, people ...

Jul 17, 2013
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New tool in the fight against tropical diseases

A novel tool exploits baker's yeast to expedite the development of new drugs to fight multiple tropical diseases, including malaria, schistosomiasis, and African sleeping sickness. The unique screening method uses yeasts ...

Feb 26, 2013
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