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Artemisinin is a drug used to treat multi-drug resistant strains of falciparum malaria. The compound (a sesquiterpene lactone) is isolated from the plant Artemisia annua. Not all plants of this species contain artemisinin.
Study sheds light on emergence and spread of drug-resistant malaria parasites in Africa

Study sheds light on emergence and spread of drug-resistant malaria parasites in Africa

Common antimalarial treatment has less effect in children with severe malnutrition

Common antimalarial treatment has less effect in children with severe malnutrition

Engineers crack the code to quickly diagnose anti-malarial drug resistance

Engineers crack the code to quickly diagnose anti-malarial drug resistance

New assay uses a drop of blood to detect patients' resistance to antimalarial drugs

New assay uses a drop of blood to detect patients' resistance to antimalarial drugs

Malaria drug may help those with hereditary hearing loss finds study

Malaria drug may help those with hereditary hearing loss finds study

Developing biosecurity tool to detect engineered microorganisms based on DNA signatures

Developing biosecurity tool to detect engineered microorganisms based on DNA signatures

United Nations sounds alarm bell on drug-resistant infections

United Nations sounds alarm bell on drug-resistant infections

Artemisinins are still strongest weapon against malaria, say experts

Artemisinins are still strongest weapon against malaria, say experts

Discovery of potent compound in native California shrub may lead to treatment for Alzheimer's

Discovery of potent compound in native California shrub may lead to treatment for Alzheimer's

New insight into anti-malaria drug

New insight into anti-malaria drug

Baculovirus virion completely eliminates liver-stage parasites in mouse model

Baculovirus virion completely eliminates liver-stage parasites in mouse model

Scientists find way to boost efficacy of powerful antimalarial drug with anti-cancer medicines

Scientists find way to boost efficacy of powerful antimalarial drug with anti-cancer medicines

New mathematical model helps understand transmission of drug-resistant malarial parasites

New mathematical model helps understand transmission of drug-resistant malarial parasites

New laboratory-synthesized molecule appears to fight malaria effectively

New laboratory-synthesized molecule appears to fight malaria effectively

Coupling free malaria tests with diagnosis-dependent vouchers can improve rational use of ACTs

Coupling free malaria tests with diagnosis-dependent vouchers can improve rational use of ACTs

Giving identical subsidies can get gold-standard medications into the hands of consumers

Giving identical subsidies can get gold-standard medications into the hands of consumers

Study reveals lack of access to essential medicines in India

Study reveals lack of access to essential medicines in India

IU scientists discover way to make drug treatment more successful against malaria

IU scientists discover way to make drug treatment more successful against malaria

Researchers identify potential alternatives to tackle drug resistant malaria parasites

Researchers identify potential alternatives to tackle drug resistant malaria parasites

GHIT Fund announces US$16.7 million to support development of new drugs, vaccines and diagnostics

GHIT Fund announces US$16.7 million to support development of new drugs, vaccines and diagnostics