The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that there were 212 million cases of malaria across the world in 2015, and 429,000 of those people died — mostly children living in Africa. Preventing and treating those infections has been a challenging world priority. That makes a new malaria drug discovery — published in Science Translational Medicine — incredibly important.

A team of international researchers, led by Kelly Chibale at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, have developed a drug they call MMV390048, which is effective against resistant strains of the malaria… more

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