Weapons of Microscopic Destruction – Canadian Chemical News (ACCN)
Canadian scientists are probing Mother Nature’s laboratories in the search for natural products to fight increasingly drug-resistant diseases.
Excerpt from article:
“Lacking the ability to swim, crawl, bite or scratch, organisms like sponges have devised their own little chemical weapons laboratories. Woe to the hapless creature that chomps on a sponge, or the invertebrate muscling in on sponge territory. The toxins released will cause the invader to either flee — or die.”