Artemisinin contains two oxygen atoms hooked together that break down in the presence of iron, by creating very reactive free radicals that kill malaria parasites and cancer cells. Both cancer cells and malaria parasites sequester iron, accumulating as much as 1000 times what normal cells store. Giving artemisinin to people with malaria or cancer results in destruction of these abnormal cells and leaves normal cells unaffected. Making artemisinin a cancer killing bomb!
Postdoctoral position in Molecular Malaria Research The project aims to explore gene regulatory mechanisms that govern the development of the malaria parasite in human red blood cells. job URL: http://www.academictransfer.com/employer/RUN/vacancy/14628/lang/en/ photo source: NIAID - NIH