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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.
WHO Asia-Pacific Countries pledge to use artemisinin with other drugs by 2015 to prevent drug-resistance

WHO Asia-Pacific Countries pledge to use artemisinin with other drugs by 2015 to prevent drug-resistance

Six research project grants aimed at improving human health awarded

Six research project grants aimed at improving human health awarded

Campaign seeks to distribute 700m bednets in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015

Campaign seeks to distribute 700m bednets in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015

Ghana seeks to eliminate malaria

Ghana seeks to eliminate malaria

Malaria: Artemisinin resistance continues developing in western Cambodia

Malaria: Artemisinin resistance continues developing in western Cambodia

Prevalence of artemisinin monotherapies raising risk of resistence

Prevalence of artemisinin monotherapies raising risk of resistence

Artemisinin-based combination therapy for treating uncomplicated malaria

Artemisinin-based combination therapy for treating uncomplicated malaria

International scientists' network to map drug-resistant malaria

International scientists' network to map drug-resistant malaria

Simple blood test proves powerful ally in the fight against malaria

Simple blood test proves powerful ally in the fight against malaria

Rapid malaria tests improve health outcomes in practice

Rapid malaria tests improve health outcomes in practice

Malaria death in Zambia decline by 66%

Malaria death in Zambia decline by 66%

Scientists, health officials increasing efforts to fight apread of drug-resistant malaria along Thai-Cambodian border

Scientists, health officials increasing efforts to fight apread of drug-resistant malaria along Thai-Cambodian border

Tools for more accurate dosage of drugs against HIV/AIDS and malaria

Tools for more accurate dosage of drugs against HIV/AIDS and malaria

Synthetic biology extends anti-malaria drug artemisinin's effectiveness

Synthetic biology extends anti-malaria drug artemisinin's effectiveness

Tanzania to introduce ACTs to prevent drug-resistant malaria

Tanzania to introduce ACTs to prevent drug-resistant malaria

Emergence of parasites resistant to artemisinin could set back malaria control success

Emergence of parasites resistant to artemisinin could set back malaria control success

Combo malaria treatment dihydroartemisinin and piperaquine shows promise

Combo malaria treatment dihydroartemisinin and piperaquine shows promise

First artemisinin based malaria drug may meet resistance, expert says

First artemisinin based malaria drug may meet resistance, expert says

Tobacco plants grown in novel mist bioreactor system provide new soure of interleukin-12

Tobacco plants grown in novel mist bioreactor system provide new soure of interleukin-12

Broccoli compound, indole-3-carbinol targets key enzyme in late-stage cancer

Broccoli compound, indole-3-carbinol targets key enzyme in late-stage cancer