In an awesome development researchers at the University of Cape Town might have found a quick and easy cure for Malaria. Malaria is one of the most common causes of death world wide with an estimated 200 million cases in 2010 and around 1 million deaths. As a comparison this is almost as many deaths as from AIDS with the difference that there are few precautions you can take to protect you against the disease.
Current treatments are complicated, long and have many bad side effects. The new treatment is a pill that needs to be taken only once and so far no side effects have been observed. It is scheduled to enter human trials in 2013 and if successful could save millions of lives in the future, many of them children who are extra susceptible to the disease.