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Fighting Malaria: Is our best weapon getting rusty?

Drug resistance is no new thing – you’ve likely heard of MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and multi-drug resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Scientists have developed a host of drugs for treating malaria over the years but these drugs too, have faltered at the hands of the ever-evolving malaria parasites. A study published earlier this week reports on numerous populations in Cambodia of Plasmodium falciparum (one of five malaria

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Wellcome!

Hello! Wellcome to this new blog all about tropical diseases and health. I have deliberately misspelt “welcome” to highlight the exciting news that the Wellcome Trust  has appointed a Professor of Tropical Medicine and Global Health as their new director; Jeremy Farrar. Tropical Disease specialist named as new Wellcome Trust Director The Wellcome trust is a charitable powerhouse when it comes

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