Apr
18
2007

A major advance in the fight against malaria?

The lead sentence: Johns Hopkins University Researchers have cured malaria-infected mice with single shots of a new series of potent, long lasting synthetic drugs modeled on an ancient Chinese folk remedy."

Pretty cool, although it's not ready for testing in humans yet.

Mosquito: Malaria is spread by mosquitoes infected by a parasite. But a new drug might help eliminate the disease. (Photo USDA)
Mosquito: Malaria is spread by mosquitoes infected by a parasite. But a new drug might help eliminate the disease. (Photo USDA)

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Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Anna and Melissa's picture
Anna and Melissa says:

It's good to know that there is at least a possibility of a cure for this disease.

posted on Mon, 07/23/2007 - 11:42am
Resa's picture
Resa says:

GREAT Information on a terrible problem, if not in this country, then overseas...

posted on Sun, 11/04/2007 - 12:04pm
Kiyoko's picture
Kiyoko says:

Malaria is a really big problem in places like Africa and I really hope they can come up with a total cure that can be avaliable to people all over the world....

posted on Mon, 11/26/2007 - 6:55am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

No kidding! And it shoild be as cheap as possible!

posted on Fri, 11/30/2007 - 7:50pm
imswimmergirl's picture
imswimmergirl says:

I have been to India 6 times there are people that live on the streets that are terrified of even getting close to the hospital without getting kicked out by the police officers. The aid workers are going to all of these remote areas whene there are billions of people living in cites where the supplies are already there. All we have to do is convince their governments to give them the supplies.

posted on Wed, 05/21/2008 - 7:21pm

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