Oncology & 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

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 find new way to fight Malaria drug resistance

An anti-malarial treatment that lost its status as the leading weapon against the deadly disease could be given a new lease of life, with new research indicating it simply needs to be administered differently.

Genetics

Gene clues point to Cambodia for resistant malaria

Gene analysis of malaria parasites has pinpointed western Cambodia as the hotspot of strains that are dangerously resistant to artesiminin, the frontline drug against the disease, scientists said on Sunday.

Oncology & Cancer

Block its recycling system, and cancer kicks the can: study

All cells have the ability to recycle unwanted or damaged proteins and reuse the building blocks as food. But cancer cells have ramped up the system, called autophagy, and rely on it to escape damage in the face of chemotherapy ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Novel method combats malaria drug resistance

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health developed a "gene chip" to contribute to the identification of malaria drug resistance, an effort that will allow for real-time response in modified ...

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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Chloroquine

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

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