|A renewed interest in ancient pharmaceuticals spurs debate over the extent to which natives should be compensated|
Although all the clinical data aren't in yet, Conte's scientists succeeded in finding an antiviral agent derived from a medicinal plant used in South America that acts against respiratory viruses in vivo and in vitro. With a patent pending on the pure compound isolated from the plant, Conte hopes to start clinical trials later this summer. And Conte says she's already discussing licensing arrangements with some larger drug...
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