Scientists discover artemisinin-resistant malaria parasites

04/29/2013 | BBC

Strains of malaria-causing parasites discovered in western Cambodia differ genetically from previous strains and are resistant to the antimalarial drug artemisinin, according to a study in the journal Nature Genetics. Researchers analyzed the genomes of 800 types of the Plasmodium falciparum parasite, and their findings could lead to improved methods of tracking drug-resistant strains.

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