Scientists find new compound with anti-cancer properties - South India - Kerala - ibnlive


The scientists at the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) along with the scientists at the Mayo Clinic, have found that the compound Plumbagin from common ‘koduveli’ plants (Plumbago species) has enough anti-cancer properties to be developed into an effective anti-cancer drug. They found that plumbagin cuts off new blood vessels to cancer cells, affecting its growth and proliferation.  This (I think) is another reflection on the historic work of Dr. David Baltimore and angiogenesis.


The findings have been published in the latest issue of the International Journal of Cancer.

Scientists find new compound with anti-cancer properties - South India - Kerala - ibnlive

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