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New drug target for malaria identified

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Malaria remains a major threat, says expert

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

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.

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.