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Weak spot of parasitic worms attacked to cure tropical diseases
Date:3/21/2014

icacy profiles, ready to move into pre-clinical testing.

Medicinal chemist, Professor Paul O'Neill from the University said: "The relationship between these worms and the bacteria is their weakness.

"By targeting the Wolbachia we can safely remove the worms and the disease, and with a quicker acting drug, we can also develop a medicine which is more useful in areas where resources are scarcer and budgets tighter."


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Contact: Jamie Brown
jamie.brown@liverpool.ac.uk
44-151-794-2248
University of Liverpool
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