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New tests could help detect drug-resistant malaria

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 11:42

Researchers have found two tests, which can discern within 3 days if the malaria parasites in a given patient are going to be resistant or susceptible to drug artemisinin, which is used for treating malaria.

Drug-resistant malaria parasites found in Cambodia

Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013, 13:08

Scientists have identified new drug-resistant strains of the parasite that causes malaria

Young malaria parasites show way to bust scourge

Last Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 13:02

A key discovery related to young malaria parasites` lower sensitivity to drugs could turn the tide against the global scourge, say researchers.

New malaria drug twice as effective as existing ones

Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 13:07

Lab tests have shown that a new malaria drug is twice as effective as the best medication against the global scourge and may fight it with just a single dose instead of multiple doses as at present.

Resistance to malaria drug rings alarm bells

Last Updated: Sunday, April 08, 2012, 16:10

Resistance to anti-malarial drug artemisinin in western Thailand is sending alarm bells ringing among global experts involved in controlling.

Drug-resistant malaria creating `critical point` in fight against disease

Last Updated: Friday, April 06, 2012, 20:12

The emergence of resistance to the drug artemisinin in western Thailand has created a critical point in global efforts to control and eliminate malaria.

New malaria method could boost drug production

Last Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 17:39

German scientists have developed a new way to make a key malaria drug that they say could easily quadruple production and drop the price significantly.

Fake anti-malaria drugs put millions at risk

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 18:04

Fake and substandard anti-malarial drugs are being circulated in worst-hit areas of Africa, putting millions of lives at risks.

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