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Anti-malarial drug shows promise for brain cancer treatment

Anti-malarial drug shows promise for brain cancer treatment

Anti-malarial drug shows promise for brain cancer treatment Anti-malarial drug shows promise for brain cancer treatment Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is an aggressive form of cancer in the brain that is typically fatal. But new findings by VCU Massey Cancer Center and VCU Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM) researchers could help …

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    Why countries should not promote antimalarial drugs for COVID-19

    Why countries should not promote antimalarial drugs for COVID-19

    Why countries should not promote antimalarial drugs for COVID-19 Why countries should not promote antimalarial drugs for COVID-19 Evidence on the efficacy of HCQ/CQ for COVID-19 is very limited at best or even stands on shaky grounds. Credit: Manjurul Haque/Shuttestock At least 55 countries have ordered large supplies of the …

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      Can the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine prevent infection with COVID-19?

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      Can the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine prevent infection with COVID-19? Can the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine prevent infection with COVID-19? Credit: CC0 Public Domain UCLA is one of seven sites participating in a clinical trial investigating whether hydroxychloroquine, a commonly used anti-malarial and autoimmune drug, can prevent infection with COVID-19. The multi-site …

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        Experimental anti-malarial drug shows promise in first clinical trial

        Experimental anti-malarial drug shows promise in first clinical trial 1

        Co-first author Aditya Gaur, MD, of St. Jude Infectious Diseases has discovered a fast-acting anti-malarial compound. Credit: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital A fast-acting anti-malarial compound discovered at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was well tolerated and showed promising anti-malarial effects in the first study in humans. The findings appear …

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          Antimalarial drug no better than standard coronavirus care: study

          Antimalarial drug no better than standard coronavirus care: study 3

          Medical staff at the IHU Mediterranee Infection Institute in Marseille, France show packets of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine Hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug dubbed a “gift from God” by US President Donald Trump for its potential ability to fight the new coronavirus, was found to be no more effective than standard treatment …

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            A new breakthrough in developing effective antimalarial drugs

            A new breakthrough in developing effective antimalarial drugs 4

            This is a computer graphic of an RNA molecule. Credit: Richard Feldmann/Wikipedia Parasites in the genus Plasmodium, which cause malaria, are transmitted to humans through bites from infected mosquitoes. The parasites acclimatize to these two completely different hosts because the plasticity of their genome enables them to adapt as necessary. …

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              Nanovectors could improve the combined administration of antimalarial drugs

              Nanovectors could improve the combined administration of antimalarial drugs 7

              Encapsulating two drugs with different properties into nanovesicles surrounded by antibodies can greatly improve their delivery and efficacy, according to a study led by Xavier Fernández Busquets, director of the joint Nanomalaria unit at the Institute for Bionengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an …

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