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Scientists Work Out How To Grow Zombie Mushrooms In A Lab — It Could Help Unlock New Virus-Fighting, Anti-Cancer Drugs

top line A team of scientists from Korea and Egypt have discovered a better way to grow insectivorous mushrooms in a lab, according to a study published Wednesday frontiers in microbiology, a breakthrough that could pave the way for research into a new range of cancer and virus-fighting treatments. Scientists (not pictured) have discovered a …

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Uh Oh, Scientists Figured Out How to Grow Terrifying Parasitic Mushrooms in the Lab

Just in time for Halloween, scientists in Korea say they’ve found a better way to grow an insecticidal fungus in the lab. Their work could make these fungi easier to study, which is important since they and the chemicals they produce could actually have medicinal benefits for humans, creepy as they are. The fungus is …

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