A green Latrunculia austini sponge on the seafloor is measured by red laser dots. Credit: Bob Stone/NOAA Fisheries.

Cancer-Fighting Green Sponge Brings More Than Just Good Luck!

The unique green color of the Latrunculina austini sponge gives it St. Patrick’s Day spirit all year long. Instead of a pot of gold, this sponge’s value lies in its molecular chemical composition—it targets and kills pancreatic and ovarian tumor cells. Read the story.