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To kill a parasite

Artemisinins have been used since ancient times to treat malaria. A new theory could explain how this age-old medicine is able to cause the death of the malaria parasite.

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Figure 1: Structure of artemisinin.
Figure 2: A new molecular target for an ancient antimalarial drug.


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