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Global health researchers play role in discovery of new antimalarial drug

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Potent compound inhibits protein synthesis at various stages of malaria parasite’s life-cycle With the rapid emergence of multi-drug resistant strains of malaria, the need to find new drugs capable of delaying or preventing drug resistance has become even more urgent. Now, an international team of researchers – including two from […]

Dr. Rays Jiang helps identify host factor essential for malaria parasite to infect human red blood cells

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Rays Jiang’s computational biology expertise powers antimalarial drug discovery efforts Red blood cells are a prime target for infection by the malaria parasite, but the absence of a nucleus containing DNA in red blood cells hinders genetic research to understand how these cells act as host cells. Seeking to help […]

Malaria abroad inspires local contribution to the cure

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“Health is one of the major components in the vicious cycle of poverty,” said Emily Lupton, a research assistant at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health who recently authored her first publication in Parasitology International. Originally from North Carolina, Lupton earned her Master of Public Health in […]

USF-led study sheds light on how malaria parasites grow exponentially

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Findings may lead to new treatment to curb threat of drug-resistant malaria A University of South Florida professor and his team of researchers have become the first to uncover part of the mysterious process by which malaria-related parasites spread at explosive and deadly rates inside humans and other animals. As drug-resistant […]

New compounds more potent in combatting brain-eating amoeba’s fatal infection

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A University of South Florida Health College of Public Health professor and his team of researchers have zeroed in on compounds that could one day lead to fast-acting treatments for the fatal infection caused by the brain-eating amoeba known as Naegleria fowleri. In a study published online this month in the […]