Toothpaste Ingredient To Fight Drug-Resistant Malarial Parasites

Triclosan, a commonly found ingredient in toothpaste could be used as an antimalarial drug to target malarial parasites that are resistant to currently used drugs, suggests a study by the University of Cambridge. By using Eve, an artificially-intelligent 'robot scientist' in a high-throughput screen the team discovered that triclosan, may help the fight against pyrimethamine-resistant parasite strains.

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