How quinine caused World War I hyperbolic title alert video

15 Aug 2022


WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2022 — If we look at how the bark of the cinchona tree is used to treat malaria, we can see the cutting-edge chemistry of quinine binding an enzyme essential for the malaria parasite’s survival. But if we look from another angle, we can see how that coincidental affinity may have been a major contributing factor to World War I: https://youtu.be/wnvo53xUxP4.

 
 

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