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NIPER scientists use Nimbolide as anti-cancer agent

02 July 2018 | News

Scientists are approaching various agencies such as the departments of biotechnology, AYUSH and, science and technology for funding to carry out further research and take up clinical trials,

Source: careeraddict.com

Source: careeraddict.com

Scientists of Hyderabad-based NIPER have claimed to have found that Nimbolide, a chemical compound derived from Neem leaves and flowers, may efficiently work towards curing breast cancer.

They are approaching various agencies such as the departments of biotechnology, AYUSH and, science and technology for funding to carry out further research and take up clinical trials, said scientist Chandraiah Godugu.

According to the researchers, further studies are being carried out to facilitate clinical trials. It might also become the cheapest anti-cancer drug by implementing advanced technological processes of production as Neem tree was found ubiquitously in India.

In addition to its anti-cancer property, it may prove to be a promising chemo preventive agent.

 

 

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