Thursday, January 18, 2007

Cancer Cure!?

Quick to he phones! One of the Brickmuppets crack team of science babes breathlessly reports on the cure for cancer!

No really!

According to the New Scientist an off the shelf unpatented drug shows remarkable progress in cancer fighting!

Evangelos Michelakis of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and his colleagues tested DCA on human cells cultured outside the body and found that it killed lung, breast and brain cancer cells, but not healthy cells. Tumours in rats deliberately infected with human cancer also shrank drastically when they were fed DCA-laced water for several weeks.

This could be really big, and given that the drug is already tested safe it could get cleared much quicker than normal.

Yay! :)

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