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crystal polymorph

Not Open Access | A deltamethrin crystal polymorph for more effective malaria control

October 14, 2020 - 12:31 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Yang J, Erriah B, Hu CT, Reiter E, Zhu X, López-Mejías V, Carmona-Sepúlveda IP, Ward MD, Kahr B
Reference: 
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Oct 12:202013390

Pyrethroid contact insecticides are mainstays of malaria control, but their efficacies are declining due to widespread insecticide resistance in Anopheles mosquito populations, a major public health challenge. Several strategies have been proposed to overcome this challenge, including insecticides with new modes of action. New insecticides, however, can be expensive to implement in low-income countries.

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