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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.
New computer model shows how spleen filters misshapen red blood cells

New computer model shows how spleen filters misshapen red blood cells

KARMA study confirms resistance to anti-malarial drugs confined to Southeast Asia

KARMA study confirms resistance to anti-malarial drugs confined to Southeast Asia

New and inexpensive technique could help meet global demands for malaria drug

New and inexpensive technique could help meet global demands for malaria drug

Dual-acting hybrid drug could be a promising new weapon against drug-resistant malaria

Dual-acting hybrid drug could be a promising new weapon against drug-resistant malaria

Traditional Chinese medicinal plant produces compounds that may help to kill human cancers

Traditional Chinese medicinal plant produces compounds that may help to kill human cancers

Multiple combination therapies could prevent malaria resistance

Multiple combination therapies could prevent malaria resistance

Competition between mixed malaria parasite strains could influence drug resistance

Competition between mixed malaria parasite strains could influence drug resistance

Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine effective in treating malaria in pregnant women

Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine effective in treating malaria in pregnant women

Rutgers' new drug candidate may help fight malaria

Rutgers' new drug candidate may help fight malaria

Discovery may help researchers identify new ways to attack malaria parasite

Discovery may help researchers identify new ways to attack malaria parasite

Researchers identify 124 protein targets of artemisinin in most pathogenic malaria parasite

Researchers identify 124 protein targets of artemisinin in most pathogenic malaria parasite

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