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Activation of prodrug using protein-encased gold catalyst

As part of their efforts to devise ways to minimize the side effects of drugs for treating cancer, four RIKEN chemists have found a biocompatible way to convert compounds with low biological activity into anticancer drugs ...

Anticancer compound found in monsoon-season delicacy

A small-branched shrub found in India known locally as Moddu Soppu (Justicia wynaadensis) is used to make a sweet dish during the monsoon season by the inhabitants of Kodagu district in Karanataka exclusively during the monsoons. ...

Cockle shells picked to treat dog cancer

The calcium mineral from which many shellfish, such as cockles, make their shells can be used to form nanoparticles. These nanoparticles can then be "loaded" with small drug molecules, such as anticancer drugs.

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