Scientists Discover Cancer Fighting Berry - Oct 8, 2014
A berry found only in Far North Queensland has surprised scientists with its rapid cancer fighting properties. An experimental drug derived from the berry of the blushwood tree has been used to fight tumours and melanomas in around 300 animals, and has proven effective in 75% of cases. But what has scientists baffled is the rate of effectiveness, the drug took effect within five minutes, and the tumours had disappeared within days, without any side effects. Biotechnology company Qbiotics has obtained approval to begin human trials, though researchers warn it is no replacement for traditional cancer therapy.