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TikkiTakiTomtom t1_j8fnav5 wrote

As a guy who loves this stuff, I just have to wonder where people just come up with this stuff? Like how do you just one day decide to investigate, wildflowers and test if they have potential uses for Covid treatments?


DuePomegranate t1_j8h5ul1 wrote

You actually assemble a bunch of extracts from all kinds of different plants (or moulds, or sponges, or insects or whatever), and then you license or offer it to any scientist/pharma who wants to screen your library for activity against whatever disease or enzyme they are interested in. That's how research in natural products is done.


GiovanniResta t1_j8hp7tv wrote

They analyzed 1867 extracs to find 2 that have (possibly) some effect.