Litany Of Wonders

Our awe to creatures performing incredible feats:

Our gratitude to the biosphere for medicine:
  • Willow for aspirin
  • Penicillium for antibiotics
  • Horseshoe crab blood for aseptic vaccines
  • Rosy Periwinkle for curing childhood leukemia
  • Saw-scaled viper for Aggrastat, an anticoagulant based on its venom
  • Some viruses reproducing faster in cancer than in normal cells employed in cancer treatments