Drug discovery via sea squirt

Scientists in scuba gear have found a promising new drug to treat dangerous fungal diseases
30 November 2020
Presented by Chris Smith
Production by Eva Higginbotham.


A vibrant underwater ecosystem.


When we think of drug discovery we might conjure up images of scientists in white lab coats holding test tubes, but a new study searching for drugs to kill dangerous disease-causing fungi had researchers wearing wetsuits and holding fishing nets, and so far, it’s all been worth it. Eva Higginbotham spoke with Tim Bugni and David Andes, two leaders on the project...


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