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Sloth Hair Fights Cancer

7 February 2014 2:00 pm
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Sloth Hair Fights Cancer

Flickr/Photo by Carol Schaffer

Sloths are more than just a cute face. Researchers have found that fungi isolated from their hair fights various strains of parasites, bacteria, and cancer in the laboratory. The study, published last month in PLOS ONE, suggests that sloth hair may be an intriguing new source of drugs for humans.

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