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Ancient Recipe Kills Modern Bacteria

May 26th, 2015
Remember the 1992 movie Medicine Man with Sean Connery and Lorraine Bracco? He plays an eccentric scientist working on a cure for cancer in the Amazon jungle, on the cusp of a major discovery thanks to help from an indigenous medicine man. Naturally, a logging company is bulldozing the very jungle where he is conducting his research, so time is of the essence. In the end - spoiler alert! – Connery’s character accidently discovers that it’s a rare species of…