Biodiversity Loss—It Will Make You Sick

Biodiversity Loss—It Will Make You Sick

‘Sustaining Life’ Identifies Huge Losses to Medical Science from the Decline and

Extinction of the World’s Nature-Based Assets

Montreal/Nairobi, 24 April— A new generation of antibiotics, new treatments for thinning bone disease and kidney failure, and new cancer treatments may all stand to be lost unless the world acts to reverse the present alarming rate of biodiversity loss a new landmark book says.

The natural world holds secrets to the development of new kinds of safer and more powerful pain-killers; treatments for a leading cause of blindness-- macular degeneration-- and possibly ways of re-growing lost tissues and organs by, for example studying newts and salamanders.

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