New ‘gene silencer’ #cholesterol #drug can ‘switch off’ heart #disease

Washington D.C [USA], Mar. 18: A breakthrough 'gene silencer' drug has the power to 'switch off' heart disease by reducing cholesterol by over 50 percent. The findings come from the largest trial yet to test the safety and effectiveness of this kind of therapy. The technique, known as RNA interference (RNAi) therapy, essentially 'switches off' one of the genes…Read more New ‘gene silencer’ #cholesterol #drug can ‘switch off’ heart #disease

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New method for producing leading #antimalarial drug

Researchers at Cardiff University have devised a new way of creating a drug commonly used as the first line of defence against malaria around the world. Artemisinin is a drug recommended by the World Health Organisation for treatment of all cases of severe malaria and works by attacking all stages of the malaria parasite in…Read more New method for producing leading #antimalarial drug