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Malaria drug target raises hopes for new treatments
Date:12/22/2013

sign molecules that stop it from working during infection. It has so many functions that we think blocking it could be effective at preventing long-term disease and transmission, in addition to treating acute malaria. We expect it to work not just on Plasmodium falciparum, the most common malaria parasite, but the other species as well.

"We need to do some more work in the lab to find the best candidate molecule to take into clinical trials, but hopefully we'll be ready to do that within a few years."


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Contact: Gail Wilson
gail.wilson@imperial.ac.uk
44-207-594-6702
Imperial College London
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