Wednesday, 14 March 2012


A POTENT “super aspirin” that can cause cancer cells to self-destruct has been developed by scientists.

The hybrid version is much more ­powerful than the conventional painkiller but far less toxic.

Prolonged use of traditional aspirin can cause stomach ulcers and kidney failure.

But the new compound, known as NOSH, can be used in lower doses and has fewer side effects.

In tests on mice, it has been shown to shrink cancer cells by 85 per cent.

The pill is effective against 11 different forms of cancer, including colon, pancreatic, prostate, breast and ­leukaemia, researchers have found

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 14th, 2012.]

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