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New anti-malarial treatment provides hope in battle against drug resis


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New anti-malarial treatment provides hope in battle against drug resistance

 

Date: 22/06/2015

The new compound rapidly kills the parasite in mice, and also appears capable of stopping the transmission of malaria - a crucial step in the bigger battle to eradicate the disease entirely. 

The need for new malarial drugs is becoming increasingly urgent as new resilient strains of the malaria parasite have emerged, threatening to leave existing drugs powerless against the infection.

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Source: The Guardian


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