• Medicinal plant-derived compound destroys brain-eating amoeba in lab studies

    8 days ago - By News Medical

    Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis , a deadly disease caused by the "brain-eating amoeba" Naegleria fowleri, is becoming more common in some areas of the world, and it has no effective treatment.
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  • Compound from medicinal herb kills brain-eating amoebae in lab studies

    8 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis , a deadly disease caused by the 'brain-eating amoeba' Naegleria fowleri, is becoming more common in some areas of the world, and it has no effective treatment. Now, researchers have found that a compound isolated from the leaves of a traditional medicinal plant, Inula viscosa or 'false yellowhead,' kills the amoebae by causing them to commit cell suicide in lab studies, which could lead to new treatments.
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