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Could Coal Mine Soil Help Fight Diseases?

Researchers at the University of Kentucky are working to determine if microbes from coal mines could help fight disease.
Researchers at the University of Kentucky are working to determine if microbes from coal mines could help fight disease.

Soil from coal mines is being analyzed at the UK Center of Pharmaceutical Research.

Officials say because the microbes have to work harder to survive underground, they are more competitive and may be useful in fighting illness.
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