Scientists Name New Fungus-Killing Compounds After Keanu Reeves

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Smithsonian Magazine reports, "Newly discovered bacterial compounds are so good at killing fungi that scientists named them after movie star Keanu Reeves, who’s known for efficiently defeating villains in action films like The Matrix and John Wick."

"'The compounds—called keanumycins—create holes in the surface of fungal pathogens, effectively bleeding them to death, as Sebastian Götze at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology in Germany, tells the New York Times’ Emily Schmall.'"

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