Hyderabad, Feb 25: The University of Hyderabad has developed a medicine that is reportedly efficient in killing the plasmodium falciparum parasite that causes malaria. The research team was led by Pradip Paik, Associate Professor of the School of Engineering Sciences and Technology at the University of Hyderabad. Also Read - Surge in HIV, TB, Malaria Deaths Due to COVID-19

As per Professor Paik, the new formulation is efficient in killing plasmodium falciparum infection in red blood cells. He also added that the medicine will now be used for animal trials. Also Read - Scientists Find New Way to Better Diagnose Malaria Infection in India

Professor Paik is currently on assignment as Associate Professor of the School of Biomedical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, a PTI report states. Also Read - Hydroxychloroquine May Have Side Effects Like Nausea, Abdomen Pain, ICMR Will Study

According to the World Health Organisation estimation, malaria, one of the deadliest scourges of mankind, afflicts about 212 million people every year and causes 4,29,000 deaths annually.