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Nobel Prize Winning Drug Ivermectin May Fight Malaria

Resurrecting old drugs for unmet medical needs—known more formally as drug repurposing—was an important message in the Nobel Prize for Medicine earlier this month. It came up today, too, with the intriguing study showing that the antiparasitic drug, ivermectin, appears promising for disrupting malaria transmission.

William Campbell, 85, and biochemist Satoshi Omura of Japan share half […]

Viagra may help cure malaria, research suggests

Viagra, which was originally created to treat chest pain and later marketed for erectile dysfunction, has been repurposed before. But recent research has discovered yet another possible use for the drug: treatment of malaria. The most deadly strain of the disease causes harm by causing cells to secrete certain “camouflage” chemicals that fool the immune […]