Health Tips – Arsenic, a favorite poison since Roman times, turns out to have the ability to destroy specific proteins in blood cancer cells or leukemia. Scientists from China are confident that arsenic could be agreat potential to be a cure for cancer in the future.
“Our results show how the arsenic directly goes to the protein target and kill it,” said lead researcher Zhang Xiaowei from State Key Laboratory of Medical Genomics, Shanghai, China.
Another advantage of the arsenic, Zhang added, that it does not cause side effects like chemotherapy. “There are no hair loss effect or bone dysfunction. Therefore we are interested to explore whether arsenic can also be used in other cancer types,” he said. (more…)