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International malaria research consortium tackles deadly disease
Date:10/26/2010

had previously been eliminated - frustrating permanent eradication efforts. To tackle this problem the program will combine new drugs developed with a novel technology from one of the consortium partners that is designed to deliver drugs to the liver in an effective form.

Other technology harnessed under the program will allow antimalarial drugs to be released slowly over long periods of time. This slow release gives the potential for a "one pill cure" an accomplishment which would revolutionize the treatment of malaria in a cost-effective manner.


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Contact: Dr. Lakshmi P. Kotra
lkotra@uhnres.utoronto.ca
416-581-7601
University Health Network
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