A university facility looks for tropical medicines while its epidemiology program tries to link disease and lifestyle
Palytoxin is the exudate of the limu-make-o-hana (in Hawaiian, "the deadly seaweed of Hana," a misnomer since it is a sea anemone-like organism and not a seaweed). It is one of the most deadly cytotoxins known to man. One day, thanks to the efforts of Moore and colleagues at the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii (CRCH), palytoxin may be mounted on antibodies instead of spears for use as an immunotoxin in...
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