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Tackling malaria parasites’ drug resistance using whole plant therapy

For decades, physicians and worldwide have been thwarted by the ’s ability to evolve resistance to the succession of drugs developed to treat it. But now microbiologist and his research team report an effective and sustainable malaria intervention that shows great promise in laboratory models.

 Artemisia annua and a Thin Blood Smear, Stained (image)
This is an image of Artemisia annua growing in front of a photomicrograph of a thin blood smear stained with Giemsa. The round balls are healthy red blood cells while those with magenta stain are malaria-infected.
Credit:UMass Amherst


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This work was funded by the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Worcester Polytechnic.

University of Massachusetts at Amherst