Focus On: New Malaria Drug Looks Promising
, Tue 19 Feb, 04:17 am
Researchers hope to use a new class of drugs to exploit the physiology of the malaria parasite by blocking a salt pump at its surface.
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Australian National University (Canberra), 19 February 2013
Researchers have discovered how a new class of antimalarial drugs kills the malaria parasite, showing that the drugs block a pump at the parasite surface, causing it to fill with salt.
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Deerfield, IL), 13 November 2012
Speaking at ASTMH Annual Meeting, researchers say breakthrough could make it much easier to evaluate new drugs and vaccines while also becoming a vaccine itself