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Eradication of Malaria through the Development of Host Directed Therapy

Simon Foote of the Menzies Research Institute at the University of Tasmania in Australia will use "forward genetic screening" approaches identify mutations that confer resistance after exposure to malaria parasites. The team will use this powerful information to develop drug therapies that target the human host and mimic these protective genetic effects.

More information about Create New Tools to Accelerate the Eradication of Malaria (Round 3)

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