Malaria kills and incapacitates millions of people every year. One path to treatment is through the wormwood plant. New research finds it may be better to use the whole plant, saving the cost of purifying it. | University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Excellent Idea of the Day: Plants Fight Malaria

A common antimalarial drug is extracted from a plant. Now it seems that using the whole thing is a better -- and cheaper -- idea.

December 26, 2012
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