Malaria drug cures infection in mice

Malaria drug cures infection in mice

Malaria kills about 500,000 people a year. Unfortunately, most anti-malarial drugs can cause side effects, and drug resistance can be a problem. However, researchers may have struck gold: they have developed a drug that has cured malaria infection in mice, without detrimental side effects! This new drug, called Ab-1, works by interfering with a protein […]

Antibiotics developed from dirt?

Antibiotics developed from dirt?

Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem. In 2014, The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that drug-resistant strains of many diseases were emerging faster than new antibiotics could be made to fight them. But recently, researchers have developed a new antibiotic from an unlikely source, and it works in such a way that it’s unlikely that […]