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Anatolian fungi found to provide possible cancer treatment

MUĞLA - Anatolia News Agency | 10/2/2011 12:00:00 AM |

A study led by Muğla University has claimed that certain kinds of fungi from Anatolia may have a curing effect on lung cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

A study led by Muğla University has claimed that certain kinds of fungi from Anatolia may have a curing effect on lung cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

Associate Professor Mehmet Duru said the study was focused on testing types of non-poisonous Anatolian fungi for possibly treating certain types of cancer, as well as Alzheimer’s disease. Duru said the results have been significant.  

"We have discovered that under lab conditions, the matters with which we have been testing completely destroyed lung cancer cells and were much more effective than any other existing cancer medications," said Duru.

The fungi types at hand were also stated to have an effect on slowing down the progress of Alzeimer’s disease.

It was reported that while these results have made the scientists happy, turning them into available medication was not an option until sufficient testing on animals was conducted. Nevertheless, the results will be published for the International Cancer Convention in October.

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