Medications

Antimalarial drug artemisinin moves into production

(PhysOrg.com) -- A semi-synthetic version of the antimalarial drug artemisinin developed by UC Berkeley's Jay Keasling is moving out of development into full-scale production, helped along by a $10.7 million grant from the ...

Medical research

Microwaves join fight against malaria

With the support of a Phase II grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Penn State materials scientists and medical researchers are working to develop a process to destroy malaria parasites in the blood using low-power ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Most effective malaria drug regimens highlighted in study

A study published today identifies the most effective drug combinations recommended for use as first-line treatments for malaria. The research also suggests that augmenting the treatments with a single dose of the drug primaquine ...

Medical research

Enzymes possible targets for new anti-malaria drugs

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Monash University, and Virginia Tech have used a set of novel inhibitors to analyze how the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, uses enzymes ...

Medical research

Discovery provides new drug targets for malaria cure

Researchers are a step closer to developing new antimalarial drugs after discovering the normal function of a set of proteins related to the malaria parasite protein, which causes resistance to the front-line drug chloroquine. ...

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