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Sniffing out cancer


A valuable but limited antimalarial resource

Chemical scientists are looking for ways to synthesise artemisinin’s derivatives into even more useful medicines

Malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum in red blood cells, magnification 1000×
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■ addition of H2 to a C=C bond

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Sniffing out cancer

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