Taiwan Researchers Find Cancer-Fighting Ingredients In Local Weeds (Taiwan)
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
Researchers at Taiwan's national academy, Academia Sinica, say they have discovered three weeds common to the island have cancer-fighting ingredients. The ingredients in one of the weeds, bidens pilosa, is capable of repressing angiogenesis in cells that surround a cancer tumor, the researchers said. Compounds from the other two weeds have proven effective in actually killing cancer cells, the group's leader said. Sources at the institution said trials are planned on animals and then humans to find an effective drug based on the ingredients. (Click here for more
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