Saturday, January 12, 2008

We're one day closer to a cancer cure

Perhaps you thought the premise of I AM LEGEND, currently playing in theatres and featuring Will Smith, was far-fetched. I mean, come on, a cure for cancer in 2009?

From the University of Florida:
A Brazilian berry popular in health food contains antioxidants that destroyed cultured human cancer cells in a recent University of Florida study, one of the first to investigate the fruit’s purported benefits.

Published today in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the study showed extracts from acai (ah-SAH’-ee) berries triggered a self-destruct response in up to 86 percent of leukemia cells tested, said Stephen Talcott, an assistant professor with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
I hope we have a real Richard Matheson ready to save humankind.

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