Antiseptic in Toothpaste Kills Malaria Parasite

Date 2001/2/10 22:44:02 | Topic: Hindu Press International


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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