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Sorting the myriad medicinal molecules of coral reefs


October 11, 2017

Coral reefs harbor an incredible diversity of life. These organisms generate an enormous number of molecules. Researchers have identified several coral reef-derived molecules as having medicinal properties, yet many thousands more are unknown to science. A new study describes a promising new method for screening the molecular output of reef life for important chemical properties, which could make it much easier to identify new coral reef-derived drugs. Full Story

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