You don't have to be a mycologist, or fungi scientist, to know some mushrooms are deadly. But mycologists are finding that poisonous mushrooms hold some interesting clues for future cures.
Imitating the way mushrooms create toxins--and the poison's swift, targeted attack on the body--could lead to new medicines.
The Michigan State University researchers behind the discovery studied amatoxins, produced by the galerina marginata mushroom, among others.
Amatoxins are no joke. After eating a...