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COVID-19 lockdowns: how the pandemic has contributed to the feeling of time distortion

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Does it feel like 2020 went on forever? Did lockdown drag, and can you even remember how you spent your time when you weren’t living under coronavirus restrictions? You are not alone. For many,...

Traditional Ghanaian Medicines Can Be Used Against Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

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The discovery of new drugs is vital to achieving the eradication of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Africa and around the world. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have identified traditional Ghanaian...

Malaria parasites with pfgch1 mutations enhance resistance to Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine

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In the ongoing arms race between humans and the parasite that causes malaria, Taane Clark and colleagues at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) report that new mutations that enhance resistance...

Pralatrexate: could be repurposed to treat Covid-19

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A novel computational drug screening strategy combined with lab experiments suggest that pralatrexate, a chemotherapy medication originally developed to treat lymphoma, could potentially be repurposed to treat Covid-19. Haiping Zhang of the Shenzhen Institutes...