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  • Repurposed anti-malarial compounds kill diarrheal parasite, study finds

    Professor Sumiti Vinayak stands outdoors, wearing a black sweater and a blue scarf.

    An anti-malarial drug class also kills the Cryptosporidium parasite, an infection that has no effective treatment or cure to date, a new study found. Pathobiology professor Sumiti Vinayak was the lead author of the multi-institutional study.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Sumiti Vinayak, call 217-300-6121; email sumiti@illinois.edu. 

    The paper “Bicyclic azetidines kill the diarrheal pathogen Cryptosporidium in mice by inhibiting parasite phenylalanyl-tRNA synthetase” is available online.

    DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aba8412