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Research team announces new class of compounds that appear to be effective against malaria

Posted November 28, 2014

A large team of researchers with members from around the globe has announced that a class of compounds they’ve been studying (pyrazoleamides) appears to be successful in fighting malaria. In their paper published in the journal Nature Communications, the team describes how the compounds impact plasmodium parasites which are responsible for the disease and why they believe it will be a successful treatment.

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Malaria, as most are aware, causes misery in millions of people every year, and kills approximately 600,000 of them. It also, unfortunately, tends to impact people who are least equipped to deal with it in places such as Africa, India, parts of Asia and South America. Scientists around the world have been working tirelessly to come up with new treatments for the disease as those that have been used in the past are becoming less effective as the parasites becomes more resistant to them.

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