Anti-Hypertensive drugs could be prove effective in the treatment of Malaria
Researchers in UCC and New York University have discovered that anti-hypertensive drugs could be used to help treat the severest effects of malaria.
Recent research carried out by Professor Thomas Walther at University College Cork, and Dr Ana Rodriguez of NYU, into treatments for malaria, have revealed that the angiotensin II receptor could have an anti-inflammatory effect on patients suffering from Malaria, by helping to prevent brain haemorrhages commonly associated with severe malaria infections.
This research has been published in the Journal of Clinical Investigations (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27643439).
It has also been reported in the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/20/health/common-blood-pressure-drug-may-work-on-malaria-too.html?_r=0)