Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Viagra to prevent transmission of the malaria parasite?



By increasing the stiffness of erythrocytes infected by the causal agent of malaria, Viagra favors their elimination from the blood circulation and may therefore reduce transmission of the parasite from humans to mosquitoes. This astonishing discovery, made by scientists from the CNRS, INSERM, Universit√© Paris Descartes -- at the Institut Cochin -- and the Institut Pasteur, working in collaboration with a team from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, could lead to a treatment to reduce the spread of malaria within a population. Their work is published in PLOS Pathogens on 7 May 2015.


More : http://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1004815



Viagra to prevent transmission of the malaria parasite? 

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