Scientists hope a breakthrough in our understanding of malaria could offer potentially effective treatment for coronavirus and other infectious diseases.
A new study has found that the parasites causing the mosquito-borne infectious disease are heavily dependent on particular enzymes inside a human host’s red blood cells.
Led by experts at Australia’s RMIT University, the research revealed that drugs which deactivate these human enzymes are highly effective in killing the malaria parasite – and represent an alternative to drugs targeting the parasite itself.
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