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Coral Reefs Could Play Crucial Role in Medicine

By NowThis Earth Published on July 13, 2021

Coral reefs could be the key to solving the next medical mystery.
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Coral reefs cover less than 0.1% of the planet but are home to a quarter of all marine species. Stephanie Wear, a marine ecologist, says scientists isolate the unique compounds that enable corals and coral-based creatures to communicate and have used those compounds to treat an overwhelming number of illnesses and bacterial infections.

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