Geoscience:Hidden Secrets of the Ocean

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Geoscience:Hidden Secrets of the Ocean

In recent years, we have witnessed the great achievements humans have gained in the development of oceanic science. Now we can have a better understanding of the biodiversity in our oceans and its enormous variety of chemical compounds. With unequalled potential as a medicinal laboratory, it opens up new horizons in human therapeutics. Since its very beginning, modern pharmacy has had recourse to terrestrial compounds found in nature. But there are now signs that these resources are being exhausted, so the pharmaceutical industry has to look for alternatives to these, say, the ocean. The scientists are investigating the properties of micro-algae, and in particular searching for substances with anti-tumour activity.

  • Added:2006
  • Country:America
  • Duration:60
  • Time of update:2011/8/17 10:46:11

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