Malaria treatment, scientists have decoded how parasites invade our cells

Talk of monsoon, and it is difficult not to worry about malaria. However, the disease may soon be a thing of the past: In what is being hailed as a significant breakthrough, scientists claim they have taken a significant step towards developing a new vaccine for malaria. In a study published in the journal Nature, scientists have for the first time unveiled an atomic-scale blueprint of how the parasite invades human cells. Using the Nobel Prize-winning technology cryo-EM (cryo-electron microscopy), the researchers mapped the previously hidden first contact between Plasmodium…

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Dried Asian Leaf Tablets Cured Patients of Drug-Resistant Malaria

                    18 patients suffering from malaria were reported ill in the North Kivu province of Congo. On not responding to the standard malaria medications they were put on a course of drugs made out of dried leaves of an Asian plant called Artemisia annua also known as sweet wormwood. These patients belonged to different age groups ranging from 14 months to 60 years and were reported to not have responded to the standard ACT treatment. “Successful treatment of all 18 artemisinin-based…

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