In the second installment of “Jewels of the Jungle,” Dr. Strobel’s worldwide quest for the next super drug continues in the laboratory as he investigates endophytes. What is so special about these tiny symbiotic microbes living inside medicinal plants? Do they hold the key to the elusive cures that Strobel is searching for? Then it’s off again on another adventure to South America for more field work – will Strobel find the unique endophyte that could one day cure cancer or AIDS deep in the jungles of Bolivia?
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