Scientists devise new method to make anti-malarial compound

09/28/2008 | Hindu (India), The · Newstrack India

U.S. researchers have developed a technique to mass produce FR900098, a phosphonate compound made in nature by bacteria that has antibiotic qualities. Knowing the pathways that bacteria use to make the compound can help scientists boost its efficacy against the malaria parasite without causing harm to people. The findings could be used to create inexpensive antibiotics against the disease, researchers said.

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Hindu (India), The · Newstrack India

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