Beer Yeast Used to Create Cheap Malaria Drug

Malaria kills over 255,000 people every year, but supplies of a central ingredient for effective drugs come from the sweet wormwood tree, the output of which fluctuates from year to year. The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation have funded a project that uses readily available baker’s yeast, often used for bread and beer making, to substitute for the artemisinin supplied by …

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