Osteoporosis drug may help fight malaria | Vaccine News Daily

According to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois, a chemically modified drug used to fight osteoporosis may be helpful in the battle against malaria.

The researchers screened a library of approximately 1,000 compounds that were used in prior efforts to target a biochemical pathway called isoprenoid biosynthesis. The BPH-703 drug crosses readily into the red blood cells of malaria-infected mice, killing the malaria parasite even at low concentrations, Science Daily reports.

via Osteoporosis drug may help fight malaria | Vaccine News Daily.

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