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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.
NUS scientists uncover mystery behind potent parasite-killing effect of artemisinin

NUS scientists uncover mystery behind potent parasite-killing effect of artemisinin

Less effective drugs can help beat malaria more effectively

Less effective drugs can help beat malaria more effectively

Researchers demonstrate new screening model to identify drug targets for the most lethal strain of malaria

Researchers demonstrate new screening model to identify drug targets for the most lethal strain of malaria

GHIT Fund invests $10.7 million to fight malaria, TB, leishmaniasis and dengue

GHIT Fund invests $10.7 million to fight malaria, TB, leishmaniasis and dengue

New anti-malarial ‘biobricks' could pave way for easier, cost-effective production of artemisinin drug

New anti-malarial ‘biobricks' could pave way for easier, cost-effective production of artemisinin drug

Malaria death rates reduce by 60% since 2000, shows WHO-UNICEF report

Malaria death rates reduce by 60% since 2000, shows WHO-UNICEF report

Health providers still prescribing expensive malaria drugs in Nigeria to patients who do not have malaria

Health providers still prescribing expensive malaria drugs in Nigeria to patients who do not have malaria

WHO and health cluster partners cope with health needs of internally displaced persons in South Sudan

WHO and health cluster partners cope with health needs of internally displaced persons in South Sudan

Opioids produced by yeast; revealing the potential for cheaper pain relief

Opioids produced by yeast; revealing the potential for cheaper pain relief

New drug DSM265 shows potential to cure, prevent malaria

New drug DSM265 shows potential to cure, prevent malaria

Artemisinin and the fight against malaria: an interview with Dr. Robert Sebbag, Sanofi

Artemisinin and the fight against malaria: an interview with Dr. Robert Sebbag, Sanofi

WHO calls on global health community to address significant gaps in prevention, treatment of malaria

WHO calls on global health community to address significant gaps in prevention, treatment of malaria

Study explores artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum malaria

Study explores artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum malaria

Malaria parasites with Ap2mu gene mutation less sensitive to antimalarial drug artemisinin

Malaria parasites with Ap2mu gene mutation less sensitive to antimalarial drug artemisinin

Canada-US researchers to jointly study effectiveness of AIO treatment in patients with late stage cancer

Canada-US researchers to jointly study effectiveness of AIO treatment in patients with late stage cancer

Scientists successfully produce highly effective medication for malaria from plant waste material

Scientists successfully produce highly effective medication for malaria from plant waste material

Two researchers win Humanity in Science prize for developing new antimalarial drug production methods

Two researchers win Humanity in Science prize for developing new antimalarial drug production methods

Dengue fever circulating in urban areas of West Africa

Dengue fever circulating in urban areas of West Africa

Study unveils genetic architecture that enables parasite to develop antimalarial drug resistance

Study unveils genetic architecture that enables parasite to develop antimalarial drug resistance

NTU scientists discover how malaria parasite develops resistance towards front-line drugs

NTU scientists discover how malaria parasite develops resistance towards front-line drugs