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Bugs Lead Drug-Hunters To Medicinal Treasure, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Study



8/13/2008 7:44:09 AM

NewScientist -- If you're looking for medicinal plants in the jungle, then let the insects guide you. A study has shown for the first time that brightly-coloured bugs like to sit on medicinally-active plants. Todd Capson, an entomologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, hopes the findings will accelerate drug discovery efforts and improve measures to safeguard rainforests.

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