Plasmodium

New drug target for malaria identified

MIT scientists have discovered a new drug target for treatment of the deadly malaria disease.

May 20, 2015, 15:04 PM IST

New molecules identified to fight malaria parasite

A team of researchers have identified a family of efficient and selective molecules known as borrelidin which can fight the parasite Plasmodium, causal agent of malaria.

Dec 11, 2014, 13:59 PM IST

New drug target brings malaria cure closer

Scientists have discovered a chemical modification in the DNA of human malaria parasite, a discovery that could help develop a new drug to kill the deadly parasite that is becoming resistant to existing drugs.

Dec 14, 2013, 15:03 PM IST

New drug target brings malaria cure closer to reality

DNA methylation is a biochemical process involving the modification of DNA that plays an important role in development and disease.

Dec 12, 2013, 15:25 PM IST

Researchers propose larvae control to target malaria

Although, there has been a steady decline in malaria related deaths signalling a good progress in fight against this life-threatening disease, researchers still feel that new methods are needed to control the disease in order to put a check on the number of cases of malaria in Africa and Asia.

Aug 29, 2013, 12:14 PM IST

Malaria remains a major threat, says expert

Malaria has been eradicated in North America but the region is not immune to the disease yet.

Jul 06, 2013, 16:54 PM IST

Vitamin biosynthesis find could lead to novel anti-malaria drug

Enzymes required for vitamin biosynthesis could lead to the design of more effective drugs to combat malaria.

Jan 28, 2012, 12:17 PM IST

New way to ‘tame’ malaria parasite identified

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of California-San Francisco have developed a novel technique to “tame” the malaria parasite, by forcing it to depend on an external supply of a vital chemical.

Sep 01, 2011, 11:55 AM IST