Research Shows Toothpaste Ingredient Could Fight Malaria

Scientists from Britain’s Cambridge University in their research conduscted along with an AI scientist have found triclosan, a common ingredient of toothpaste can be developed to battle the drug-resistant strains of malaria.

Female Anopheles mosquito which cause Malaria. Pixabay

Scientists from Britain’s Cambridge University in their research conduscted along with an AI scientist have found triclosan, a common ingredient of toothpaste can be developed to battle the drug-resistant strains of malaria.

According to WHO, half a million of people die every year bacause of Malaria.

“The discovery by our robot colleague that triclosan is effective against malaria targets offers hope that we may be able to use it to develop a new drug,” said Elizabeth Bilsland, who co-led the work.

By- Kashish Gurung

 

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