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Examines in Marine Biology & Oceanography

Ocean -The Biomedical Frontier

  • Open or Close Kamakhya Pada Biswas*

    University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, India

    *Corresponding author: Kamakhya Pada Biswas, 48, Boral Main Road, P.O Garia, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Submission: March 05, 2018; Published: April 18, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/EIMBO.2018.01.000521

ISSN: 2578-031X
Volume1 Issue5


In 1928, with the discovery of penicillin in bread mould by Sir Alexander Fleming, a revolution sparked in drug development. Researchers started diligently shifting through soil and plants in search of new weapons to fight disease. In fact, many of today’s pharmaceuticals came from terrestrial sources. Morphine came from opium poppy. Aspirin was found in the bark of a willow tree. Digitalis, a heart medication came from the foxglove plant. Bacteria, fungi and other soil microbes also gave to an army of antibiotics and antifungals used to treat everything from strep throat to pneumonia.

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