Natural compound from a deep-water marine sponge found to reduce pancreatic tumor size

Scientists at Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute found that a deep-water marine sponge collected off of Fort Lauderdale's coast contains leiodermatolide, a natural product that has the ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells as well as block cancer cells from dividing using extremely low concentrations of the compound. This work resulted … Continue reading Natural compound from a deep-water marine sponge found to reduce pancreatic tumor size

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Music demonstrated to alleviate cancer patients’ symptoms

We've all heard of laughter being the best medicine, but what about music? A systematic review published by the¬†Cochrane Library¬†found that there is significant evidence that music interventions help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, pain and fatigue in cancer patients, while also boosting their quality of life. Led by Joke Bradt, PhD, associate professor in Drexel … Continue reading Music demonstrated to alleviate cancer patients’ symptoms