16 October 2008

† Shark Blood: Anti Cancer? †

I came across this article about shark blood as I did some random reading in BBC online. Sound boring but worth reading ;p
"Australian scientists have found that antibodies in shark blood could potentially be a potent weapon in the fight against cancer," by BBC News.
Shark, one of the most feared creatures in the ocean is believed to have the potential to save lives.



Fox News mentioned that a group of Aussie researchers has discovered the potent antibodies found in shark blood. These antibodies have effect of slowing down the growth of cancerous cells. They also found that the shark molecules can also attach themselves to cancer cells and stop them from spreading.



There is already evidence that their antibodies can slow the spread of breast cancer.

But it is also hoped that they could eventually be used to treat other conditions, such as malaria and rheumatoid arthritis.

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