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One route to malaria drug resistance found.

Researchers have uncovered a way the malaria parasite becomes resistant to an investigational drug. The discovery, from Washington University School of Medicine, is also relevant for other infectious diseases including bacterial infections and tuberculosis. Many organisms, including the parasite that causes malaria, make a class of molecules called isoprenoids, which play multiple roles in keeping organisms healthy, whether plants, animals

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