A curious cancer connection.
A group of Russian scientists obtained a new anticancerous compound that has the ability to combat cancer cells even if they are resistant to chemotherapy.
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) Professor Alexander Kiselyov who leads the research told Sputnik International about the novel substance.
“The chemical compound was synthesized from an early product found in nature — parsley and dill seeds. Liquid carbon dioxide was used for extracting the needed natural components, which were then purified in the N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences,” explained Prof. Kiselyov, Moscow State University graduate, who received PhD degree in synthetic organic chemistry at the Georgia State University, was a Postdoc fellow at the Ben May Department for Cancer Research of the University of Chicago and at the Columbia University and now continues to work in national medicinal chemistry, structural biology and drug development.