What is the medical value of marine biodiversity?




Undiscovered cancer treatments from marine organisms could be worth between US$563 billion (€428.5 billion) and US $5.69 trillion (€4.33 trillion), according to a recent study. The researchers estimate that there may be as many as 594,232 novel compounds waiting to be discovered in unstudied marine species, and that these could lead to between 55 and 214 new anti-cancer drugs. The study only accounted for anti-cancer drug revenues. In reality, these chemicals from the sea can have numerous other biomedical applications including antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory uses.


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http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/index_en.htm


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- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Costeira


- Documentos de Projeto, Relatórios de Projetos e Avaliações


- Uso Sustentável da Biodiversidade;
- Saúde e Biodiversidade


- Nenhuma / Não aplicável



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