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Drug discovery: A potential new treatment for malaria



Discovery of a novel antimalarial compound published in Nature

Researchers in the Department of Life Sciences have worked with a team of scientists from Dundee University and the Medicines for Malaria Venture who have discovered a new compound that can kill the parasite that causes malaria. The compound could lead to a promising antimalarial drug that requires only a single dose and reduces transmission of the disease.

 Andrew Blagborough, Andrea Ruecker, Leanna Upton, Katarzyna Sala, Sara Zakutansky, Mark Tunnicliff and Michael Delves provided some of the key data demonstrating the multi-stage efficacy of this latest exciting antimalarial drug.

 Read more about the discovery on the BBC website.

Journal reference

Nature 522, 315–320 (18 June 2015) doi:10.1038/nature14451


Lucy Stagg

Lucy Stagg
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