Cancer

Study shows how to make (and destroy) a metastatic cancer cell

Many cancers become especially dangerous only when they metastasize from their site of origin to faraway tissues such as lung, brain or bone. Now, a University of Colorado Cancer Center study published today in the Proceedings ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New evidence supports radical treatment of widespread form of malaria

Darwin, Australia: A team of malaria experts from a large international research collaboration has published results supporting the need for a radical cure strategy to tackle one of the most debilitating forms of malaria ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Anti-malaria drug shows promise as Zika virus treatment

A new collaborative study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) and UC San Diego School of Medicine has found that a medication used to prevent and treat malaria may also be effective ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists exploit malaria's Achilles' heel

Malaria researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have found one of the malaria parasite's best weapons against drug treatments turns out to be an Achilles' heel, which could be exploited to cure the deadly ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New hybrid drug plugs the hole in malaria drug resistance

A combination of artemisinin and another drug (artemisinin combination therapy, ACT) is currently the best malaria treatment recommended by the World Health Organization. In early 2015, artemisinin-resistant malaria was confirmed ...

Medications

Chemists expose side effects of antimalarial drug

Malaria is a worldwide menace. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 500,000 individuals died from malaria in 2013 alone. While treatments for the disease exist, cures can also take a hefty physical ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Metabolic syndrome common in young women with lupus

(HealthDay)—Metabolic syndrome is common in young, premenopausal women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and chloroquine appears to protect against metabolic syndrome in these women, according to a study published ...

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Chloroquine

Chloroquine ( /ˈklɔrəkwɪn/) is a 4-aminoquinoline drug used in the treatment or prevention of malaria.

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