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COAL MINES-DRUG RESEARCH
UK researchers hope microbes from coal mines will help develop new drugs
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, December 27, 2013 4:01 AM EST
University of Kentucky researchers are working to find out whether microbes from coal mines could help fight disease.
The Lexington Herald-Leader says Thorson has also contacted geologist Jim Hower, who has been studying gas emissions from a fire in an abandoned underground mine near Lott's Creek in Perry County. When Thorson found out, he asked Hower about getting soil samples for the research.
Thorson's team is working with colleagues from UK's Center for Applied Energy Research and the Kentucky Geological Survey to retrieve necessary soil samples.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com