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Reasearch Finds Worm Trapping Fungus Fights Cancer!
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Reasearch Finds Worm Trapping Fungus Fights Cancer!

"Arthrobotrys oligospora doesn't live a charmed life; it survives on a diet of roundworms.

...On examining A. oligospora's trapping mechanism for roundworms when they discovered the fungus secretes nanocomposites consisting of highly uniform nanoparticles that have been shown to be important in cancer therapies.

This exciting discovery is the first step forward in the development of natural nanoparticle-based therapeutics for cancer treatment and demonstrates the importance of looking to nature for innovation in disease treatment."

Study abstract for Genomic and Proteomic Analyses of the Fungus Arthrobotrys oligospora:

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