MAIL ONLINE: Robot scientist finds a toothpaste ingredient could help in the fight against malaria

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 18/1/2018

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A “robot scientist” has helped researchers identify a chemical compound found in toothpaste that could help in the fight against malaria.

The research team, with help from artificially-intelligent robot Eve, has found triclosan – an antibacterial agent which stops plaque from building up on the teeth – could be used as an anti-malarial drug.

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