CESAM researcher recommends coral growth in aquariums to use for medical purposes
Published in 11/9/2014
A study in UA argues that the pharmaceutical industry should adopt a new strategy in the manufacture of new drugs based on compounds synthesized by corals. Instead of investing in the expeditions to capture marine organisms and the synthesis of the respective molecules in the laboratory, the UA researchers pointed out aquaculture coral as the most efficient and sustainable option.
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