Toothpaste ingredient could fight malaria, according to ‘robot scientist’

Research carried out in part by an artificially-intelligent (AI)’robot scientist’ has found that a common ingredient of toothpaste could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria. In a study in the journal Scientific Reports, scientists from Britain’s Cambridge University who used the AI robot to conduct high-throughput screening said the ingredient, triclosan, showed the potential to interrupt malaria infections at two critical stages – in the liver and the blood. Malaria kills around half a million people every year, the vast majority of them children in the poorest parts…

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Antibacterial soaps, toothpaste now not as dangerous as notion

An agent used in many antibacterial products won’t be as dangerous as a few had feared, according a new observe. Triclosan, an antimicrobial and antifungal agent found in lots of client merchandise starting from hand soaps to toys and even toothpaste, changed into thought to swiftly disrupt bacterial groups located within the gut. Now, the observe found that it does now not have a major have an effect on. “There are a number of those who are fearful of triclosan, however we did not discover something to guide that subject…

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