Cpap cleaner may have saved thousands of lives in South Africa
A new South African drug has been hailed as a lifesaving cure for millions of cases of cancer, hepatitis C and other infections, a research team has said.
The discovery is being hailed as an important step towards a drug that would replace conventional therapies for many people with a cure that could be as simple as brushing teeth.
The results are being hailed by Dr Michael Loughlin, a professor at the University of Adelaide, who led the study.
The drugs compound is known as lisinopril and is the world’s largest compound, containing a total of more than 100 compounds.
The study, which was published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, found that lisinampicin, a type of vitamin A, significantly reduced the progression of multiple cancer types in mice.
Lisinopil has already been shown to reduce cancer deaths in people and animals.
“We found that by combining lisinapril with other antioxidants, we were able to prevent many of the toxic effects of the drug, and that it also has a broad spectrum of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties,” Dr Loughlins said.
“These results demonstrate that lisipril can be used to treat a broad range of cancer types and are a critical step towards making lisinabine, a safer, more effective and more effective alternative to standard cancer treatments.”
Dr Loughins team also discovered that liscopril had the ability to block a chemical known as NF-kB, a key component of the immune system, which can lead to inflammation and other harmful effects.
“The combination of lisopril with NF-KB inhibition has the potential to treat all forms of cancer and reduce the severity of inflammation,” Dr Michael said.
He said the compound would likely be available within a decade.
“It’s a real game changer.
If you look at the number of cancer deaths worldwide, which is over 10 million per year, and you take the combination of this drug with other therapies, it’s likely that you can reduce the number by half,” he said.
Topics:cancer,research,cancer-and-heal-drugs,drugs-and_pharmacy-research,science-and -science-technology,cancun,south-africaFirst posted April 29, 2020 19:08:23Contact Lisa PhelanMore stories from South Africa