A professor of biochemistry at the University of Windsor, Siyaram Pandey, claims to have discovered the sdaden pancracy, a compound from the spider lilies, which could revolutionize the treatment of cancer.
By testing consists of spider lilies on cells suffering from 10 different cancers, Pandey has triggered an overview that cancerous cell suicide program without affecting healthy ones. Moreover, the compound has the advantage of not being toxic.
This is a major scientific breakthrough since other drugs against cancer available in Canada, Taxol and VP 16, are toxic and infect both cancer cells has those that are not.
However, it takes a large amount of this plant for a few milligrams of sdaden pancracy. In addition, the spider lily grows only in the desert of Arizona and Hawaii. Researchers therefore need to synthesize the compound. Before placing on the market an effective treatment, experiments on animals and clinical trials will be realized, which will take several years.
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