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Antiseptic in Toothpaste Kills Malaria Parasite

on 2001/2/11 8:44:02 ( 1532 reads )

Source: Times of India

HYDERABAD, INDIA, February 6, 2001: Two Indian scientists, a husband and wife team, discovered that the antiseptic triclosan used in toothpaste kills the parasite responsible for causing malaria. Namita and Avadesha Surolia's finding has been confirmed by both British and American researchers. Malaria remains one of the leading causes of death by disease in the world.

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