Series “The last of usIt has been renewed by HBO for the second season. In the plot, the heroes need to face the fearsome Clickers, humans who have been infected with the Cordyceps fungus.
This type of fungus actually exists in real life and can be found in the Brazilian rainforest. It attacks the nervous system of insects, making them their hosts. According to a study conducted by Chungbuk National University and published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology (via: Oh), cordyceps may help treat cancer in the future.
teacher team Mi Kyung Lee They began to cultivate it in a controlled way, and discovered that they could develop therapeutic activities through a substance called cordycepin.
Helps prevent the spread of cancer cells. In addition, Lee also points out that mushrooms can also be used in antiviral treatments.
“In addition, recent research findings strongly recommend preclinical and clinical studies of cordyspin for the comprehensive treatment of Covid-19,” said the professor.
Contrary to what appears in the series, Cordyceps may become a great ally of medicine in the future against one of the diseases that have greatly affected people in recent years.
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