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Trial of New Chemotherapy
Runner Girl
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Came across this in the news this morning.

Chemotherapy made from 'caterpillar fungus' shows early promise in clinical trials

Find the article here: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/chemotherapy-made-from-caterpillar-fungus-shows-early-promise-in-clinical-trials-1.5622340

An experimental cancer drug made from a molecule found in a Himalayan fungus known as “caterpillar fungus” has shown early promise as a new treatment for patients with advanced tumours in a small clinical trial.

The new chemotherapy variety, known as NUC-7738 by researchers at the University of Oxford, is made from cordycepin, first found in a parasitic fungus species called Ophiocordyceps sinensis.

Commonly known as “caterpillar fungus,” thanks to its ability to kill and mummify moth larva in the wild, the active ingredient has been used as a herbal remedy in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries.

Runner Girl

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ACH2015
2147 Posts

Hey @Runner Girl

I saw the same report myself. Thank you for posting and sharing here.

ACH2015

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