Drugs And Bugs

Biotech is showing the promise of solving a lot of problems that conventional technologies and methods struggle to deal with, especially in the field of medicine. A team of UK researchers are working on a method that uses a certain bacteria to ‘manufacture’ potential anti-cancer drugs that would be simply impossible to synthesise in a regular laboratory set-up. Why cook up new chemicals by hand, when you can get some little microbes to do the hard work for you?