Navigation Links
WRAIR investigators pioneering work on an exciting new class of antimalarial compounds
Date:3/26/2008

egan in China in the 1970s with the first purified crystalline artemisinins produced in Shandon Province in 1972.

Although lead author Dr. Qigui Li received his MD and pharmacology degrees in China in the early 1980s, he did not become aware of artemisinins until the late 1980s, while a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Free University of Berlin, Germany. Dr. Li stated that the Chinese had first published their findings in the Chinese Medical Journal in 1979, but when the WHO approached Chinese scientists for samples of the plant so they could conduct their own assays they were rebuffed. In retrospect, we can appreciate that this was just after the Nixon era, Mao Tse-tung was still in power, and the Chinese were very skeptical about sharing information for fear it would be utilized by the commercial pharmaceutical companies in the West for monetary gain. Since joining the WRAIR team in 1991, Dr. Li has performed or supervised the majority of the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics on all of the artemisinin derivatives.

In December of 2005, the World Health Organization stated, for the first time, artemisinins are the first line of therapy for most cases of malarial illnesses. Artemisinins are also being investigated as antiviral and anticancer agents.


'/>"/>

Contact: Mike Fiedler
michael.fiedler@amedd.army.mil
301-319-9626
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer
2. LCA Hails International Investigators Studying Lung Cancer
3. American Cancer Society awards research grants to 109 investigators at 77 institutions nationwide
4. Clinical Trial Investigators Update Wall Street on Progress and Prospects of Cell Therapeutics, Inc.s Drug Pipeline
5. PSI Brings its Pioneering Efforts to a Close
6. American Academy of Ophthalmology Mourns Loss of Judah Folkman, MD, Pioneering Researcher
7. Boston IVF is First in Northeast to Offer Pioneering Test of Womens Biological Clock
8. Reproductive Medicine & Fertility Center is First in Southwest to Offer Pioneering Test of a Womens Biological Clock
9. Nosespray vaccine using aloe vera has exciting potential, researcher says
10. Exciting New Plan from John Edwards on AIDS; Plan is Bold and Achievable, say New Hampshire Activists
11. 3 Tesla + 70 cm + Tim = The Most Exciting Equation in MRI
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
WRAIR investigators pioneering work on an exciting new class of antimalarial compounds
(Date:8/20/2014)... August 20, 2014 Blaine Labs®, ... innovative RevitaDERM® Psoriasis Treatment to ease ... with psoriasis. This all-in-one product was created to ... Psoriasis Treatment is powered by coal tar and ... with this effective ingredient. , RevitaDERM® Psoriasis ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... BOSTON As people grow older, they often have ... awaken too early in the morning. In individuals with ... tends to be especially pronounced, often leading to nighttime ... researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and ... why sleep becomes more fragmented with age. Reported online ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 GBK, ... honor the 2014 Emmy Award Nominees and Presenters at the ... on August 22nd and 23rd in Beverly Hills from 11am ... gifts, refreshments and music by DJ Morgan Hildebrand. , As ... fundraising and will feature several charities at the lounge. GO ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Kowa Optimed returns after a short ... the new SL-17 portable slit lamp. , The SL-17 ... source controlled by an illuminated thumb wheel for easy ... commercially available AAA rechargeable and dry cell batteries, which ... batteries designed specifically for the device. The new Sl-17 ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Over 31 million Americans suffer from low back ... pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, and ... Americans spend at least $50 billion each year trying to ... pain are not due to organic conditions such as arthritis; ... a busy accountant, had little time for physical activity or ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:RevitaDERM® Psoriasis Treatment Now Available At Over 7,600 CVS/pharmacies 2Health News:Research helps explain why elderly have trouble sleeping 2Health News:Research helps explain why elderly have trouble sleeping 3Health News:GBK Presents a Luxury Gift Lounge Honoring the Nominees and Presenters of the 2014 Emmy® Awards - August 22nd and 23rd - Beverly Hills 2Health News:GBK Presents a Luxury Gift Lounge Honoring the Nominees and Presenters of the 2014 Emmy® Awards - August 22nd and 23rd - Beverly Hills 3Health News:GBK Presents a Luxury Gift Lounge Honoring the Nominees and Presenters of the 2014 Emmy® Awards - August 22nd and 23rd - Beverly Hills 4Health News:Kowa Optimed (Booth MS13043) to Debut New Portable Slit Lamp at 2014 Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, Nevada 2Health News:Physical Therapists Learn to Relieve Low Back Pain 2
... TSTF ), a national provider of healthcare ... for the quarter,ended September 30, 2007. TeamStaff,s revenues ... 30, 2007 were $16.5 million as,compared to $ ... Income from,operations for the three months ended September ...
... BRIGHTON, Mich., Jan. 15 Denise ... the nationally,recognized addiction treatment facility has formed ... mission of this newly created, IRS,approved foundation ... by fund,raising to support the highest standards ...
... only a few have actually owned up for the record ... doctors say they are willing to report medical errors, but ... finds. , "The most important message seems to be that ... to improve performance over time and reporting of errors," said ...
... D.C. − Researchers at Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at ... known as cyclin D1 may be the Achilles heel ... − which is the most common type of breast ... of the journal Oncogene, investigators say the findings support ...
... January 15, 2008 - Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, ... John Wiley & Sons, Inc (NYSE: JWa), ... Collaboration, the not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving ... publish The Cochrane Library. , The Cochrane ...
... Company to Immediately Address FDA Ruling, TORONTO, ... (TSX: PMD; Amex: PME) announced today that it ... U.S. Food and Drug,Administration (FDA) regarding the 510(k) ... (POC) skin cholesterol test. The,company expects to evaluate ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:TeamStaff Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2007 Results; Posts Fourth Quarter Income From Operations 2Health News:TeamStaff Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2007 Results; Posts Fourth Quarter Income From Operations 3Health News:TeamStaff Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2007 Results; Posts Fourth Quarter Income From Operations 4Health News:TeamStaff Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2007 Results; Posts Fourth Quarter Income From Operations 5Health News:TeamStaff Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2007 Results; Posts Fourth Quarter Income From Operations 6Health News:TeamStaff Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2007 Results; Posts Fourth Quarter Income From Operations 7Health News:TeamStaff Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2007 Results; Posts Fourth Quarter Income From Operations 8Health News:TeamStaff Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2007 Results; Posts Fourth Quarter Income From Operations 9Health News:TeamStaff Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2007 Results; Posts Fourth Quarter Income From Operations 10Health News:TeamStaff Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2007 Results; Posts Fourth Quarter Income From Operations 11Health News:TeamStaff Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2007 Results; Posts Fourth Quarter Income From Operations 12Health News:TeamStaff Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2007 Results; Posts Fourth Quarter Income From Operations 13Health News:Brighton Hospital Announces Creation of Brighton National Addiction Foundation 2Health News:Study Finds Doctors Not Reporting Medical Mistakes 2Health News:Study Finds Doctors Not Reporting Medical Mistakes 3Health News:Findings point to molecular 'Achilles heel' for half of breast cancer tumors 2Health News:Findings point to molecular 'Achilles heel' for half of breast cancer tumors 3Health News:PreMD Announces FDA Decision on POC Skin Cholesterol Test 2Health News:PreMD Announces FDA Decision on POC Skin Cholesterol Test 3
(Date:8/19/2014)... 19, 2014  SCILEX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company engaged ... for the treatment of pain, announced that it had formed ... Jeff Gudin , Dr. Charles Argoff , ... Vought . SCILEX Chief Executive Officer ... board would greatly assist in the development and commercialization ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Colo. , Aug. 19, 2014 ... Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AMPE), ... rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy ... Acute Care Surgery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ... 2014.  The presentation will report results from a ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... 2014 ,Weight Loss- Market Analysis, ... report provides comprehensive insights about phase III pipeline drugs ... of the report is to establish the understanding for ... across the different countries and regions. While the leading ... also provides details on the drug master filings across ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:SCILEX Pharmaceuticals Announces Scientific Advisory Board 2SCILEX Pharmaceuticals Announces Scientific Advisory Board 3SCILEX Pharmaceuticals Announces Scientific Advisory Board 4Luoxis Announces Presentation of Positive Clinical Findings from Five-Year Clinical Study of Traumatic Brain Injury and Oxidation-Reduction Potential at 2014 American Academy of Surgical Trauma Meeting 2Luoxis Announces Presentation of Positive Clinical Findings from Five-Year Clinical Study of Traumatic Brain Injury and Oxidation-Reduction Potential at 2014 American Academy of Surgical Trauma Meeting 3Weight Loss Market Analysis, Global API Manufacturers and Phase III Pipeline Assessment, 2014 2Weight Loss Market Analysis, Global API Manufacturers and Phase III Pipeline Assessment, 2014 3Weight Loss Market Analysis, Global API Manufacturers and Phase III Pipeline Assessment, 2014 4
... ECG Systems offer clinical features to meet ... functionality for paperless storage. Flexible, affordable, and ... PCE Exercise ECG software turns any computer ... with its ability to connect with leading ...
... CardioDirect12-S is the stress testing system from ... turn-key system including treadmill or bicycle ergometer, ... BP option. It uses the same CardioDirect ... resting ECG. ,The system is ...
... Burdick ExTOL systems feature your choice ... multi-channel electrocardiographs, an easy-to-operate monitor and ... ExTOL exercise stress testing systems also ... measurement point, pre-programmed or custom protocols, ...
The Urchin heart positioner provides excellent access to target coronaries while minimizing hemodynamic instability...
Medicine Products: