Researchers of UCT are celebrating their recent invention. The researchers are confident that their new findings will help in curbing the menace of malaria. The regions of Africa are majorly affected my malaria.
Insecticide mosquito nets have already been introduced in Africa to fight the malaria spreading mosquitoes. However, the recent findings holds potential of curbing the menace of malaria. The findings were announced by Naledi Pandor, the Science and Technology Minister.
It has come to light that the drug has been formed from the synthetic molecule of aminopyridine class. Researchers are hopeful about their findings. They are of the view that their findings will take a shape of single drug for treating malaria.
Lead researcher Professor Kelly Chibale was reported as saying, "Our research showed that all the animals were cured with no toxicity or side effects. The molecule has been able to kill parasites that are resistant to existing drugs".
The drug has already been tested over animals. However, clinical trial of the drug is yet to be taken. It is hoped that the drug will prove successful in the clinical trial as well. Further studies would also take place in the coming time to gauge the safety of the drug.
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