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Tangerine peel could help fight cancer Wed Sep 12, 8:57 AM ET

Tangerine peel could help in the fight against certain cancers, researchers said on Wednesday.

Human cancer cells, which contain an enzyme called P450 CYP1B1, were destroyed by a compound contained in tangerine peel, Salvestrol Q40, scientists at Leicester School of Pharmacy found.

The findings may offer a new approach to uncovering a treatment for cancers such as breast, lung, prostate and ovarian cancer, the scientists said.

Medicinal chemist Dr. Hoon L. Tan said: "It is very exciting to find a compound in food that can target cancers specifically.

"Salvestrols may offer a new mechanism of dietary anti-cancer action.

"Indeed, the depletion of salvestrols in the modern diet is due to the fact that many people no longer eat the skin of fruits and this may be a major contributory factor to the increasing incidence of some cancers in the human population."

The breakthrough was being presented at the British Pharmaceutical Conference held in Manchester.

But he warned that the research was still in its early days and many tests will be needed before reaching the clinical trial stage, which could take between five and seven years.

The researchers have formed a private company, Nature's Defence Investments, to protect and promote their research, with the potential of designing a natural anti-cancer alternative based on the new technology.
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i haven't been on lj as much

i'm back on friendster and myspace. i wish the two would merge... my family/highschool/a few college friends are on friendster and everyone from my not so distant past is on myspace. i've found so many people lately-- it's cool! myspace would be a lot easier on the eye if they limited the amount of code people throw on their pages. i supply my own tunes when i surf and red text with a blue background doesn't gel.
*shrug* but whatever, i'd love to see the "more cowbell!" video again ;p
i'm still so freaked out about eli's thing. poor guy :(
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weeee it's that time of year =)

i can feel the cold coming in when i walk by windows.
around 9:45 i was freeeezing (hands and feet mostly, like always). so i threw my quilt in the dryer, heated up some southwest chicken soup, and headed back to my room to spend some quality time with jon stewart and steven cobert (though not at the same time!! i'm not like that...) hehehe!!! .... i know, i'm a dork.
anyway, the cobert report was actually kinda funny tonight. i hope it stays that way.
OH! the heat also got kicked on for the first time this season. that thing is so confusing.... i hate digital "i know you better than you" thermometers. i love that smell it makes right when it kicks on after being off for 10 months. on top of that, i finally got my down comforter out of my closet. comfy, comfy! i'm going to sleep sooooooo good tonight. or maybe just get really hot. it just depends on texas =\