New Medicine Cures Malaria in Rodents

New Medicine Cures Malaria in Rodents

 RICARDO BONALUME NETO

A new generation of drugs promises to revolutionize the prevention and treatment of malaria. After researching some 100,000 compounds, an international team discovered a series of them that can prevent and cure the disease in mice with only one dose.

Although the number of cases among people at risk fell 37% in the world between 2000 and 2015, some 3.2 billion people live in areas where the disease is transmitted. In 2015, some 214 million cases of malaria were registered, causing 438,000 deaths in the world. Read more.