Coral Yields Medically Useful Compounds

In the waters off the coast of northern Australia lives a species of feathery coral. Years ago, bits of it were collected by the Australian Institute of Marine Science and stored at the National Cancer Institute’s extract repository, along with 200,000 other samples. When researchers retrieved and tested it, they found that it was very effective at blocking HIV infection of host cells.

One response to “Coral Yields Medically Useful Compounds”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *