Breakthrough drug may prevent the spread of malaria


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  • Monday, 09 Sep 2019

A young malaria patient plays around with his mosquito-netted hospital bed in Hospital Lipis, Pahang, in this recent filepic. A new drug may soon bring the world a step closer towards eliminating malaria. — Bernama

Breakthrough research has revealed a new drug that may prevent the spread of malaria, and also treat people suffering from the deadly parasitic disease.

The findings, published on Aug 30, 2019, in the Science journal, were delivered by an international team of scientists led by the University of Glasgow (Glasgow) in the UK, which included Indian scientist and the university’s Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow Dr Mahmood Alam, the study’s first author.

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