Cancer-Fighting Sponges?

A scientists examines a sponge specimen collected in the Caribbean.
Smithsonian Institution

Dr. Patrick Colin, of the Coral Reef Research Foundation in Palau, examines a sponge he collected off the island of Curaçao, in the Caribbean. Colin is conducting research for the National Cancer Institute and looking for sponges with properties that may lead to new treatments. Read about his work on our Summer in a Sub blog series