Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Ancient remedy may prevent breast cancer

myDNA.com, December 21, 2005
A derivative of the sweet wormwood plant used since ancient times to fight malaria and shown to precisely target and kill cancer cells may someday aid in stopping breast cancer before it gets a toehold. In a new study, two University of Washington (UW) bioengineers found that the substance, artemisinin, appeared to prevent the onset of breast cancer in rats that had been given a cancer-causing agent. The study appears in the latest issue of the journal Cancer Letters. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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