A medical mushroom has joined the modern age, added to the ranks of gene-mapped organisms.
CAPTIONProfessor Shlin Chen
Used in Chinese medicine for centuries, the Lingzhi "mushroom of immortality" or Ganoderma lucidum, has "antitumour, antihypertensive, antiviral and immunomodulatory," properties, notes the Nature Communications study led by Shilin Chen of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College. Some 400 medically-active compounds are made by the mushroom, the study authors note....
Via Sakis Koukouvis