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Artemisinin Could Kill Selectively

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Artemisinin could selectively kill cancer cells while leaving normal cells unharmed. Many moons ago I wrote about pioneering medicinal chemistry into this ancient Chinese fever remedy that was showing promise in fighting malaria. Now, in the spirit of modern drug-multitasking it turns out the twisted little tricyclic can also kill cancer cells! [dead news link]

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