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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 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

Study finds that K13 gene mutations cause malaria drug resistance in Southeast Asia

Study finds that K13 gene mutations cause malaria drug resistance in Southeast Asia

Scientists report new family of selective molecules to combat causal agent of malaria

Scientists report new family of selective molecules to combat causal agent of malaria

Malaria deaths decline by 54% in Africa, 47% worldwide

Malaria deaths decline by 54% in Africa, 47% worldwide

GHIT Fund announces new grants to tackle malaria, chagas disease and dengue

GHIT Fund announces new grants to tackle malaria, chagas disease and dengue

Pharmaceuticals against malaria can now be produced from waste of plant-extraction

Pharmaceuticals against malaria can now be produced from waste of plant-extraction

CleveXel Pharma, Guilin Pharmaceutical partner to speed up development of anti-malarial products

CleveXel Pharma, Guilin Pharmaceutical partner to speed up development of anti-malarial products

Scientists identify number of compounds to treat cancer could add to anti-malarial arsenal

Scientists identify number of compounds to treat cancer could add to anti-malarial arsenal

Sanofi, PATH announce delivery of first large-scale batches of antimalarial treatments

Sanofi, PATH announce delivery of first large-scale batches of antimalarial treatments

Combination therapy effective in treating drug-resistant malaria

Combination therapy effective in treating drug-resistant malaria

Viewpoints: Abortion rights buffer; coming 'freakout' on health law; repercussions of malaria prevention

Viewpoints: Abortion rights buffer; coming 'freakout' on health law; repercussions of malaria prevention

Protein-kinase interactions offer a new way to fight antimalarial drug resistance

Protein-kinase interactions offer a new way to fight antimalarial drug resistance

Longer looks: Exercise to treat depression; crowdsourcing treatment decisions; nitroglycerin shortage

Longer looks: Exercise to treat depression; crowdsourcing treatment decisions; nitroglycerin shortage

Malaria: Over half of Africa's population still live in high-risk infection areas

Malaria: Over half of Africa's population still live in high-risk infection areas

Ajoene in garlic prevents bacteria from destroying white blood cells

Ajoene in garlic prevents bacteria from destroying white blood cells

Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine more effective than artemether-lumefantrine in treating malaria

Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine more effective than artemether-lumefantrine in treating malaria

Researchers discover way to identify artemisinin-resistant malaria

Researchers discover way to identify artemisinin-resistant malaria

GHIT Fund makes new investments in potential treatments for malaria, tuberculosis and Chagas disease

GHIT Fund makes new investments in potential treatments for malaria, tuberculosis and Chagas disease

GHIT Fund grants US$5.7 million to six global partnerships working on vaccines against malaria

GHIT Fund grants US$5.7 million to six global partnerships working on vaccines against malaria