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New drug for Malaria infected people

Old May 10th 2007, 5:44 am
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-Lou
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The Wageningen University (Netherlands) is able to manipulate (by genetic
manipulation) an industrial plant called "Cichorei" in such a way that it
creates the malaria drug "Artemisinine".
"Cichorei" can easely be cultivated at Dutch fields.
At this moment about 1.5 million people yearly die at this desease and among
them lot of Africans.
The basic cots for a (combination) treatment for infected people at present
is now between 4 - 10 dollar.
It is expected that this can be brought back to 0.5 dollar per treatment.
The W. Universty thinks that the devolepment about "Cichorei" will show to
the public that generic manipulation will give great advantages for humans.

The Dutch Institute of the Tropic has high expectations of the new
production methods.

The WHO sees the "Artemisinine" as the Malaria drug for the future as the
parasite at this moment is already insensitive for other cheap medicines.

Source: "De Telegraaf" 9-4-2007

=================================Lou Andreoli
Human, wildlife & nature photographer
http://www.homepages.hetnet.nl/~louine

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Old May 10th 2007, 9:12 am
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Pat Anderson
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In message <[email protected]>, Lou
<[email protected]> writes
>The Wageningen University (Netherlands) is able to manipulate (by genetic
>manipulation) an industrial plant called "Cichorei" in such a way that it
>creates the malaria drug "Artemisinine".
>"Cichorei" can easely be cultivated at Dutch fields.
>At this moment about 1.5 million people yearly die at this desease and among
>them lot of Africans.
>The basic cots for a (combination) treatment for infected people at present
>is now between 4 - 10 dollar.
>It is expected that this can be brought back to 0.5 dollar per treatment.
>The W. Universty thinks that the devolepment about "Cichorei" will show to
>the public that generic manipulation will give great advantages for humans.
>
>The Dutch Institute of the Tropic has high expectations of the new
>production methods.
>
>The WHO sees the "Artemisinine" as the Malaria drug for the future as the
>parasite at this moment is already insensitive for other cheap medicines.
>
>Source: "De Telegraaf" 9-4-2007
>
>=================================>Lou Andreoli
>Human, wildlife & nature photographer
> http://www.homepages.hetnet.nl/~louine
>
>=================================>
>
The Artemesinin drugs have been used for some time now to TREAT malaria,
they are not used as a prophylactic though, I know people in Kenya who
have been treated successfully with a combination of these drugs, the
treatment is not new.
Pat.
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Pat Anderson
 
Old May 10th 2007, 10:22 pm
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-Lou
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=================================Lou Andreoli
Human, wildlife & nature photographer
http://www.homepages.hetnet.nl/~louine

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"Pat Anderson" <[email protected]> schreef in bericht
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> In message <[email protected]>, Lou
> <[email protected]> writes
>>The Wageningen University (Netherlands) is able to manipulate (by genetic
>>manipulation) an industrial plant called "Cichorei" in such a way that it
>>creates the malaria drug "Artemisinine".
>>"Cichorei" can easely be cultivated at Dutch fields.
>>At this moment about 1.5 million people yearly die at this desease and
>>among
>>them lot of Africans.
>>The basic cots for a (combination) treatment for infected people at
>>present
>>is now between 4 - 10 dollar.
>>It is expected that this can be brought back to 0.5 dollar per treatment.
>>The W. Universty thinks that the devolepment about "Cichorei" will show to
>>the public that generic manipulation will give great advantages for
>>humans.
>>
>>The Dutch Institute of the Tropic has high expectations of the new
>>production methods.
>>
>>The WHO sees the "Artemisinine" as the Malaria drug for the future as the
>>parasite at this moment is already insensitive for other cheap medicines.
>>
>>Source: "De Telegraaf" 9-4-2007
>>
>>=================================>>Lou Andreoli
>>Human, wildlife & nature photographer
>> http://www.homepages.hetnet.nl/~louine
>>
>>=================================>>
>>
> The Artemesinin drugs have been used for some time now to TREAT malaria,
> they are not used as a prophylactic though, I know people in Kenya who
> have been treated successfully with a combination of these drugs, the
> treatment is not new.
> Pat.
> --
> Pat Anderson

Artemesinin will always be used as a combination drug

Lou
 

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