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Soft corals aren’t so soft on Parkinson’s Disease

In my last blog post, I discussed the use of coral skeletons as bone grafts in patients with degenerative bone diseases. However, most of the medical advances from coral is in the field of pharmacology, that is, the study of … Continue reading

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Osteoporosis or Osteo-porites: Can corals cure bone disease?

When people think about medical advancements, their minds often revert to rare chemicals and intricate biochemical reactions (at least mine does). In my last blog post, I talked a lot about how some coral reef organisms are able to produce … Continue reading

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Drowning Out Disease: Are Coral Reefs the Link?

When most people think of coral reefs, what comes to mind are vibrant scenes of enormous coral colonies surrounded by an immensely colorful array of organisms that would put rainbows to shame. And while these images are often visually astounding, … Continue reading

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