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Advances in nanomedicines for malaria treatment

Aditya, NP and Vathsala, PG and Vieira, V and Murthy, RSR and Souto, EB (2013) Advances in nanomedicines for malaria treatment. In: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 201 . pp. 1-17.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cis.2013.10.014

Abstract

Malaria is an infectious disease that mainly affects children and pregnant women from tropical countries. The mortality rate of people infected with malaria per year is enormous and became a public health concern. The main factor that has contributed to the success of malaria proliferation is the increased number of drug resistant parasites. To counteract this trend, research has been done in nanotechnology and nanomedicine, for the development of new biocompatible systems capable of incorporating drugs, lowering the resistance progress, contributing for diagnosis, control and treatment of malaria by target delivery. In this review, we discussed the main problems associated with the spread of malaria and the most recent developments in nanomedicine for anti-malarial drug delivery. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Malaria; Plasmodium; Nanomedicine; Colloidal carriers; Toxicity; Microfluidics; Lipids; Polymers; Solid lipid nanoparticles; Liposomes; Dendrimers
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Depositing User: Francis Jayakanth
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2014 06:29
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2014 06:29
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/48100

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