Friday, January 20, 2017
Researchers find elephant protein destroys human cancer cells.
Researchers find elephant protein destroys human cancer cells. Researchers studied the blood of elephants from the Barnum and Bailey circus, and one at Hogle zoo, all with one idea in mind, “Elephants almost never get cancer, and we think the reason why is they have extra copies of this cancer-fighting protein.” That protein, called P-53, is showing some very exciting potential for Schiffman and his team, in a battle that is very personal for him as diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of childhood cancer at age 15. Doctor Joshua Schiffman shows how a synthetic elephant protein, made it in a lab. and introduced it into these cells, actually attacks human cancer cells as highlighted by the glowing green.continue