Successful Animal Tests of Malaria Treatment

Researchers at Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute report success in treating rats and monkeys infected the most severe form of malaria.

The substance developed by the team both prevents and helps cure blood cells infected with the parasite Plasmodium falciparium.  Two million people die every year from that form of malaria.

Writing Friday in the online science journal PLoS Pathogens of the Public Library of Science, the researchers say tests on humans are scheduled within a year or two.