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New Antimalarial Drug Class Resists Resistance


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JL
- 484 days ago - rsc.org
A new class of antimalarial drugs that is effective across various stages of the malaria parasite's lifecycle has been developed by an international research team.



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JL A. (272)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 3:47 pm
Quote below from the copywritten article at the site:

A new class of antimalarial drugs that is effective across various stages of the malaria parasite’s lifecycle has been developed by an international research team. Early indications also show that it may take longer for the parasite to develop resistance to the new molecules than it has for existing drugs targeting the same pathway.

Malaria is a devastating disease worldwide, and the ability of the Plasmodium family of parasites that cause the disease to develop resistance to drugs leads to a constant arms race for new medicines.

Michael Riscoe’s group at the Oregon Health and Science University, US, is part of a large international collaboration pulled together by the Medicines for Malaria Venture. The group has developed a new antimalarial compound that can kill the malaria parasite at several different stages of its lifecycle.
 

Terry V. (30)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 4:50 pm
THANKS and SHARED with.....

HOPE CENTERS for CHILDREN of AFRICA

 

JL A. (272)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 4:54 pm
You are welcome Terry. You cannot currently send a star to Terry because you have done so within the last day.
 

Kit B. (277)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 5:52 pm

Now that is good news. It is so important to develop these drugs and get them to the people most in need.

"Early indications also show that it may take longer for the parasite to develop resistance to the new molecules than it has for existing drugs targeting the same pathway. "
 

JL A. (272)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 6:15 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last day
 

Angelika R. (146)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 7:18 pm
This plus the other project with that plant growing there( forgot the name) might really bring about change and cure, badly needed so we welcome all good news. Thx JL
 

JL A. (272)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 7:48 pm
The plant was lantana. Yes, a likely break-through attributable to adequate funding of health research in the US and elsewhere. You cannot currently send a star to Angelika because you have done so within the last day.
 

Carol D. (104)
Monday March 25, 2013, 9:19 am
Thats brilliant Now we need a new antibiotic because most of the rest dont work much anymore


Noted thanks
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Monday March 25, 2013, 9:27 am
Noted & posted
 

JL A. (272)
Monday March 25, 2013, 10:38 am
You are welcome Carol. Thanks for posting Michael.
You cannot currently send a star to Carol because you have done so within the last day.
 

Patricia H. (468)
Monday March 25, 2013, 12:51 pm
noted
 

Pogle S. (88)
Monday March 25, 2013, 1:14 pm
Way to go, that's what science and medicine are really for... keeping the viral parasitic enemy at bay!

Although I guess malaria can also be viewed as the will of the universe and the malaria virus is just one of the tools it uses to regulate & control the human population upon beautiful planet Earth.

Of course we should never forget that one of the greatest predators of humanity after viral parasites is humanity!
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (177)
Monday March 25, 2013, 1:33 pm
teraz trzeba szybko wdrożyć do produkcji
 

Sandra S. (8)
Monday March 25, 2013, 1:46 pm
I came down with malaria while living in South East Asia for 10 years. At the time I was on a remote island, no doctors/no nothing. An older local woman who I knew treated me with young papaya leaves from her amazing garden, ground up in a mortar & pestle with a little boiling hot water. Not the easiest thing to get down without vomiting due to its extreme bitterness, but really effective. I was on my way to better health within a couple of days, with no negative side effects. Apparently the local people there have been using this remedy for a very long time.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday March 25, 2013, 1:49 pm
Thank you for the wonderful news!
 

bilja k. (48)
Monday March 25, 2013, 2:39 pm
My friend got it in Africa, my brother in law in Far East. Both, hardly survived.
If new medicine works, its for Nobel award, instead of giving award to politicants.
 

Sandra Patterson (60)
Monday March 25, 2013, 4:18 pm
noted,thank you
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday March 25, 2013, 5:48 pm
Excellent news.
 

JL A. (272)
Monday March 25, 2013, 6:11 pm
You are welcome Bryna and Sandra.
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Sergio Padilla (62)
Monday March 25, 2013, 9:46 pm
Noted
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 12:32 am
Thanks JL.
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 8:18 am
You are Robert.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 12:52 pm
Thanks
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 1:08 pm
Oops! you are welcome Robert and Birgit!
 
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