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Nectar from common plants could be used to fight Leishmania infections

Nectar of common plants, such as sunflower, contains bioactive substances that can inhibit growth Leishmania and could be used to fight a potentially deadly disease caused by a parasite, scientists say. Leishmania parasites infect more than a million people a year, of whom more than 200,000 are infected with visceral leishmaniasis or kala-azar, the deadliest …

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Ancient plants provide clues about life on Earth in warmer climates

June 1, 2022Reviewed by Alex Smith Paleobotanist David Greenwood has been collecting fossil plants from Australia for many years, and some of them are so well-preserved that it’s hard to believe they’re millions of years old.. According to new research, Australia was now arid and once covered with lush forests. Image credit: Adobe Stock. Such …

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