Immature malaria parasites more resistant to treatment

Immature malaria parasites are 100 times less sensitive to artemisinin-based drugs than older parasites, a new study has revealed.

Researchers found young malaria parasites were most susceptible to antimalarial drugs when digesting haemoglobin found in red blood cells.

The findings will assist researchers in changing drug treatment regimes and developing longer-lasting drugs.

Read more at University of Melbourne

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