Nature's tropical medicine chest

Wagner, Betsy
November 1993
U.S. News & World Report;11/1/93, Vol. 115 Issue 17, p77
Reports on the lode of chemicals in frogs' skin that a growing band of researchers are discovering can be used as drugs for humans. Compound found on the back of the African clawed frog used to battle complex skin diseases; What has inspired the pursuit of frogs by scientists; New class of antibiotics dubbed `magainins' from the African clawed frog; Drugs expected to hit the market using compounds from frogs; Growth hormone drawn from a European fire-belly frog.


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