Posts Tagged cancer research

Will GM Tomatoes be Used to Fight Diseases in the Future?


Some people believe that genetically modified foods are unhealthy.  But the scientists at the John Innes Centre have developed a new strain of genetically modified tomatoes that are able to efficiently produce industrial volumes of natural disease-fighting compounds such as Resveratrol and Genistein.  Scientists believe this may be a good way to produce compounds that may be helpful in fighting disease or cancer- cheaply.

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New Drug May Stop Spread of Breast Cancer

pills-140186_640New drug in development to reverse spread of breast cancer | Fox News.

There are many people in the world battling breast cancer (mostly women, but also men).  This article discusses a breakthrough that is currently being conducted in Cardiff, Wales.  A study has found that by “suppressing the Bcl3 gene in mice, the spread of cancer was suppressed by more than 80 percent.”  It is hoped that a new drug will prevent a tumor from spreading to other organs.  Tiziana Pharmaceuticals is backing the research.  The article said it would take a full two years to go through the process of trials on humans.  It is exciting!  I hope this group finds great success.

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