Life on sea life yields drug leads

@article{Ball2001LifeOS,
  title={Life on sea life yields drug leads},
  author={Philip Ball},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2001}
}
  • P. Ball
  • Published 8 June 2001
  • Medicine
  • Nature
Bacteria living on marine animals might be a better drug source than the animals themselves. 
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Deep-sea creatures yield treasure trove of cancer drugs
TLDR
An expedition to the Republic of Palau in Micronesia has led to the discovery that microbes inside a bright green creature that lives in tropical oceans produce peptides that can kill cancer cells, proof that marine organisms can be harnessed for drug discovery and the turning point in commercializing the potential of marine natural products.

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Lomaiviticins A and B, potent antitumor antibiotics from Micromonospora lomaivitiensis.