Method will boost supply of anti-malaria drug

04/11/2013 | National Public Radio · MIT Technology Review online

U.S. researchers are using baker's yeast in a fast and inexpensive method for producing an ingredient in artemisinin, a potent anti-malaria drug. Cost has affected the drug's availability. "Having an alternative source [of artemisinin] to complement the botanical source is really critical so that more people can access the treatment," says Ponni Subbiah of OneWorld Health.

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