Monday, 30 July 2007

Tobacco being used to help cure cancer?

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Talk about an oxymoron: U.S. researchers have stated that they're using tobacco plants to derive a drug to prevent cervical cancer. Sounds odd, huh?

Since cervical cancer is caused by diseases that are transmitted by sexual activity (a virus), finding a "vaccine" would go a long way in some countries to decreasing the numbers of females who contract this particular type of cancer.

This tobacco-based vaccine would be used in India initially, according to scientists. Right now, there is no information on which other countries would have a possible drug coming their way based on the tobacco plant.

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