Synopsis

“Jewels of the Jungle” is back by popular demand! Picking up where we left off from the first half of Jewels, the second series continues plant scientist Dr. Gary Strobel’s amazing journey around the world to discover the next super drug! He’s looking for endophytes, which are organisms that live in tropical plants and which might hold the key to curing some of our most deadly diseases. Dr. Strobel’s research has already revealed an organism that helps supply the world with cancer drugs and he is on a new mission to find the next major cure. This time we go deep into the drug manufacturing process to see how microorganisms can lead to huge pharmaceutical breakthroughs. Join Dr. Strobel in the field to learn which plants he samples and why and head to the Outback for a didgeridoo lesson!

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