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Robot Scientist Uncovers Antibacterial Kills Malaria


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Eve was developed by scientists at the Universities of Manchester, Aberystwyth, and Cambridge.

It (she?) automatically develops and tests hypotheses to explain observations.

Able to run experiments, amend hypotheses, and then repeat the cycle.

Artificial intelligence lets Eve take an intelligent approach to science.

Eve has discovered that triclosan may help the fight against drug-resistant malaria.

Triclosan is an antibacterial safe enough to be incorporated into consumer products.

The study was published in the Scientific Reports journal.

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Public research university.


Assistant Professor at UNICAMP.


Professor of Machine Intelligence at the University of Manchester.


Scientific Journal providing information from all areas of the natural sciences.


Professor of Systems Biology and Biochemistry at University of Cambridge.


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