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Nigerian Professor Develops Antimalarial Drugs

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A Nigerian professor of Pharmaceutical Science Umar Katsayel of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has developed two antimalarial drugs.

Katsayel told News Agency of Nigeria this weekend, adding that the drugs can compete with other relevant drugs in the treatment of malaria parasites.

According to him, the drugs were developed from the roots of Cissampelous mucronat plant and the stem-bark of Plumeria rubra plant, “adding they are common herbs found around the vicinity”.

He said the drugs were subjected to various laboratory examinations to determine their efficacy and toxicity before consumption.

”We would soon make the drugs public after observing the obvious certification process with the relevant regulatory bodies,” the Don said.


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