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Malaria

Worrisome rise in malaria cases: 700,000 victims per year now

The scientific journal Nature has published a long and detailed review about the dramatic increase of malaria cases in the poorest areas of the world, where it is the first cause of death, killing 450,000-700,000 people annually. The most efficient…

Novartis begins trial for new malaria therapy

Novartis announced, jointly with Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), a clinical trial with KAF156, a novel malaria therapy. The trial enrolls 500 patients in Asia and Africa. KAF156 is the combination of an old molecule (lumefantrine) and a novel artemisinin…

NEJM: positive results for new Novartis’ antimalarial

Novartis has published proof of concept study results for its new antimalarial, KAF156, in the New England Journal of Medicine. On trial, the product demonstrated activity against both Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax, including parasites which have developed resistance to…