Fruits that can cure cancer!

Scientists in an Israeli University found a promising and a new way to stop the growth and spread of cancerous cells in the body. They were working, how to increase the size of peaches and other nectarines. The scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem were working on a protein and to their surprise found that this protein can stop the blood supply to tumours. When the blood supply is blocked, the cancer cells cannot migrate to other parts of the body, which is called metastasis.

Also, this process inhibits the cell growth of malignant cells without blocking the normal cell division. Thus this can avoid the severe side effects of chemotherapy and radiation to which cancer patients are ordinarily subjected to. In plants, this protein reduces the number of fruits while increasing their size. This is by inhibiting the growth of pollen cells. Their hypothesis was that the growth of pollen cells and the cancer cells has similarities. So it should work with cancer cells too. They could do this by using genetic engineering. Naturally, it has raised interests in Canine cancer research.

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