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Leaf cutter ants inspire powerful new anti-cancer drugs

Leaf cutter antDr Matt Hutchings and his team at the UEA School of Biological Sciences are developing a new class of anti-cancer drugs that are not only powerful but also circumvent a primary cause of resistance to chemotherapy.

Dr Hutchings will talk about his work at the Society for Applied Microbiology Summer Conference in Cardiff today. The work is inspired by nature’s fungus farmer, the leaf cutter ant.

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