Scientists discover potential remedies in new species

11/30/2011 | Jakarta Globe (Indonesia)

University of California scientists and researchers in Indonesia are conducting a long-term, long-range expedition in Indonesia's Mekongga mountain range collecting vertebrate, plant and microbial samples, which have yielded new species discoveries that could help ease human ailments. "We are finding potential activity in the plants and microbes ... that have potential for anti-cancer activity, potential effects on the nervous system, they might be new pain relievers or things for treating addictions," one researcher said.

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