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Save Coral Reefs, Save Lives

Derived from a sea sponge in the Caribbean, the drug Ara-C is the backbone of some chemotherapy for leukemia and lymphoma. And that's not the only example—compounds found in coral reefs are essential sources of medicine for everything from diabetes to heart disease to Alzheimer's.

Find out why coral reefs represent hope for doctors, researchers and cancer survivors.

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