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.

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“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.”

 

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