Tag Archives: Parasite

Malaria Parasite’s Drug Resistance Decoded, Reveals Study

A recent study has revealed that malaria parasites slow down their own growth to develop resistance against powerful anti-malarial drugs. According to an international team of researchers from 11 countries, knowing how the malaria parasites develop drug resistance will help healthcare workers treat malaria patients in a better manner. “To find out exactly what the parasite cell is doing to ...

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Malaria Drug Resistance in South East Asia: Cause Identified

Growing resistance to malaria drugs in Southeast Asia is caused by a single mutated gene inside the disease-causing Plasmodium falciparum parasite, a Columbia University-led study has found. The finding provides public health officials around the world with a way to look for pockets of emerging resistance and potentially eliminate them before they spread. As per the report, though malaria deaths ...

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Anti-Malarial Compound to Eliminate Parasite

An anti-malarial compound was discovered by a team of researchers that tricks the immune system into rapidly destroying red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite without harming healthy cells. The compound named (+)-SJ733 was developed from a molecule identified in previous research from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital that helped to jumpstart worldwide anti-malarial drug development efforts. In this ...

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