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Meet Nobel Fame Youyou Tu, Who Worked Against All Odds to Find Anti-Malaria Drug

The first Chinese woman to win a Nobel Prize ever, Youyou Tu, 85, could not have imagined to become an icon for her quest to understand traditional medicine to find a new drug to defeat the most common malaria menace. Born in China on 30 December, 1930, Youyou found artemisinin (Qinghaosu) and dihydroartemisinin, used to treat malaria, which saved millions ...

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New Anti-Malaria Drug Details Published in ‘Nature’, Human Clinicals Next Year

The details of the discovery, properties and mechanism of the new anti-malarial drug, DDD107498, have been published in the journal Nature and the single dose treatment will soon replace the current treatment. The compound was developed by the University of Dundee’s Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV). “The publication describes the discovery and profiling of this ...

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Single-Dose Highly Promising Malaria Drug Discovered by AstraZenica Bangalore

Bangalore-based AstraZeneca in association with global pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline, Columbia University and Harvard Medical School has come out with a malaria drug triaminopyrimidine (TAP) to kill malaria-causing parasite ‘plasmodium falciparum‘ quickly and also answers drug-resistent types. AstraZeneca India has carried out the research with funding from Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), a non-profit Swiss foundation and the new drug TAP ...

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