Oceans and drugs

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Many drugs are derived from plant and animal species. In fact 155,000 products from natural resources of the earth have been marketed, against 11,000 products of marine origin.

Drugs from the ocean

That is why the scientists are turning more to the seabed because according to them, 80 to 95% of the living organisms in the oceans have not been discovered and could be a source of new drugs because they would provide molecules that would concern the anti-cancer, pain relievers, and the antivirals.

Products of the sea are already well present in the cosmetic and food, but we have to see what they would be worth in the medical and pharmaceutical fields.

To learn more :

http://www.liberation.fr/week-end/2003/10/25/l-ocean-medicament_449352

http://www.health-sea.com/blog-mer-et-sante/pharmasea-recherche-nouveaux-medicaments/

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