Natural compound found in plants inhibits deadly fungi

A new study finds that a natural compound found in many plants inhibits the growth of drug-resistant Candida fungi—including its most virulent species, Candida auris, an emerging global health threat. The journal ACS Infectious ...

Drugs from the deep: scientists explore ocean frontiers

Some send divers in speed boats, others dispatch submersible robots to search the seafloor, and one team deploys a "mud missile"—all tools used by scientists to scour the world's oceans for the next potent cancer treatment ...

Sea sponge has COVID-blocking powers

UBC researchers have identified three compounds that prevent COVID-19 infection in human cells, derived from natural sources including a B.C. sea sponge.

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