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Chemically altered osteoporosis drug kills malaria parasite in mice

There are 5 comments on the Gizmag story from Mar 1, 2012, titled Chemically altered osteoporosis drug kills malaria parasite in mice. In it, Gizmag reports that:

With malaria still responsible for millions of untimely deaths in more than 90 countries each year, the search for effective antimalarial drugs, vaccines and mosquito repellents continues to heat up.

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Columbus, IN

#1 Apr 6, 2012
Good thing that medicine discovered. But how to find this medeicine?
Jane T

Chicago, IL

#3 Jun 29, 2012
This sounds very dangerous and makes me rethink about using this osteoporosis drug.
Robert L

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Jul 6, 2012
While this is promising, especially with how serious malaria is to treat, I hope that any drug that comes from biphosphonates be tested thoroughly before it is prescribed to patients with a mind for the side-effects that biphosphonates already known for.

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Aug 10, 2012
It's good to know that many researchers and scientists never cease to explore many possible treatments to different diseases. However, some patients are disheartened to take medicines due to the risks that they normally carry. This site may have added information involving promising osteoporosis treatments that don't involve medications.
Jesey L


#7 Dec 22, 2012
I think it's a good thing that chemically altered osteoporosis medication is used to treat malaria. But with more research and understanding hopefully they can make the drugs safer to prescribe compared to bisphosphonates when they were orignally used.

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