The university and WAIMR carried out the research hoping to prove its cardiovascular benefits.
However when the doses, equalling to five cups of coffee, were given to mice severe side effects were seen, according to Vance Mathews, WAIMR Assistant Professor.
This new study greatly supports the research by MDS and WAIMR on this tumour suppressor gene."
MDS is working with WAIMR to characterise and exploit the therapeutic potential of HLS5, for which it has exclusive rights that are protected by an extensive patent portfolio.
Leedman, deputy director of Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR
), added that miR-7 can significantly reduce the growth of some cancer cells, as well as killing off others - particularly in cancers of the brain, lung, breast and prostate.
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): Scientists from Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR
) have identified what they called a 'Pied Piper' molecule that can offer a key in treating prostate, breast and colon cancers as well as leukemia.