mosquito.jpgA team of Monash University researchers in Sydney has made a major breakthrough in the international fight against malaria, which claims the life of a child across the world every 30 seconds. The scientists were able to deactivate the final stage of the malaria parasite’s digestive machinery, effectively starving the parasite of nutrients and disabling its survival mechanism. This process of starvation leads to the death of the parasite. The research , published this week, lays the scientific groundwork to further develop a specific class of drugs to treat the disease. (Read more at

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