Evolutionary therapies

Termites are a source of natural compounds that might be candidate drugs for human medicine, or 'smart' pesticides for agriculture. CSIRO Entomology has extracted compounds from termites that kill a variety of microbes, but have lower toxicity to mammalian cells. The find has sparked plans to pursue commercially the discovery of pharmaceuticals from insects.

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