MSU doctors’ discovery of how malaria kills children will lead to life-saving treatments

Malaria kills a child every minute. While medical researchers have successfully developed effective drugs to kill the malaria parasite, efforts to treat the effects of the disease have not been as successful.  But that soon may change. 

In a groundbreaking study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Michigan State University’s Dr. Terrie Taylor and her team discovered what causes death in children with cerebral malaria, the deadliest form of the disease.

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President Obama welcomes African heads of state and government August 4-6 for the U.S.–Africa Leaders Summit, the first such event of its kind.

The President, cabinet members, other key leadership and African leaders from more than 50 countries plan to discuss a wide range of topics making an impact on the African continent. Discussions planned include investing in peace, investing in health and resilience in food security in a changing climate.

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