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Status report on artemisinin and ACT resistance - World Health ...
Status report on artemisinin and ACT resistance. September 2015. Key messages.
Status report on artemisinin resistance - World Health Organization
Sep 2, 2014 Status report on artemisinin resistance. September 2014. Key messages.
Stabilizing the Antimalarial Drug Supply: Semisynthetic Artemisinin ...
Semisynthetic artemisinin could meet up to one-third of global need. GLOBAL NEED FOR ARTEMISININ. Malaria is a significant public health and economic ...
Artemisinin: mechanisms of action, resistance and toxicity
Artemisinin and its derivatives are widely used throughout the world. The mechanism of action of these compounds appears to involve the heme-mediated  ...
Update on the status of artemisinin resistance - Roll Back Malaria
Update on the status of artemisinin resistance. Dr Walter M Kazadi. Regional Hub Coordinator,.

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Four artemisinin-based treatments in African pregnant women with malaria
Four artemisinin-based treatments in African pregnant women with malaria. Share This Page. March 10, 2016.
Artemisinin-based antimalarials may be safe and efficacious in pregnant women
1. All four artemisinin-based treatment groups had cure rates of over 94%. Artemether-lumefantrine was statistically less efficacious than the other three regimens however was only less efficacious by 2%.
Studies Reinforce The Urgency Of Treating Pregnant Women With Malaria
Recommended treatment for malaria is artemisinin combination therapy, or ACT, a mix of drugs shown to effectively treat the disease. But until now, the treatment has not been tested on women expecting babies. "Pregnant women are often excluded from ...
Synthetic biology's first malaria drug meets market resistance
The yeast was fermented in a vat to produce a chemical that Sanofi converted into artemisinin, which is used to make leading malaria treatments called artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs). Many hoped that the process would offer a cheap and ...
Zika, dengue, malaria and the deadly mosquito
But the P. falciparum parasite is becoming resistant to artemisinin and the partner drugs, just as earlier it had become resistant to chloroquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine.

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Artemisinin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Artemisinin, also known as qinghao su (Chinese: 青蒿素), and its semi-synthetic derivatives are a group of drugs that possess the most rapid action of all current ...
WHO | Q&A on artemisinin resistance
Isolated from the plant Artemisia annua, or sweet wormwood, artemisinin and its derivatives are powerful medicines known for their ability to swiftly reduce the ...
Artemisinin to Help Certain Cancer - Dr. Lam
Aug 22, 2004 All you need to know about artemisinin and cancer.
Artemisinin
Artemisinin (pronounced /ɑrtɨˈmɪsɨnɨn/) is a drug used to treat multi-drug resistant strains of falciparum malaria. The compound (a sesquiterpene lactone) is ...
Targeted treatment of cancer with artemisinin and artemisinin ... - NCBI
Expert Opin Ther Targets. 2005 Oct;9(5):995-1007. Targeted treatment of cancer with artemisinin and artemisinin-tagged iron-carrying compounds.

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