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Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

New Compound Blocks 'Gatekeeper' Enzyme to Kill Malaria

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Caption: Melbourne researchers are homing in on a new target for malaria treatment, after developing a compound that blocks the action of a key 'gatekeeper' enzyme essential for malaria parasite survival. The compound, called WEHI-916, is the first step toward a new class of antimalarial drugs that could cure and prevent malaria infections caused by all species of the parasite, including those resistant to existing drugs. Read more: http://www.wehi.edu.au/site/latest_news/new_compound_blocks_gatekeeper_enzyme_to_kill_malaria

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