Japanese Researchers Develop Cheap Cancer Drugs From Chicken Eggs
Besides delicious and nutritious, chicken eggs can also be used to make cancer drugs. A group of researchers from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, and Cosmo Bio developed the cancer drug from chicken eggs for a cheaper price. Read also: Know Immunotherapy, Advanced Treatment for Advanced Stage Cancer With genetically modified chickens designed by researchers to produce eggs containing a protein called interferon beta. Proteins are used for various diseases ranging from multiple sclerosis (MS) to cancer and the price is normally quite expensive around Rp 4-13, 5 million for one microgram.
Meanwhile, one dose of MS drugs for example may contain 30 micrograms of interferon beta. According to Mika Kitahara if the technology is successful then in the future the price of cancer drugs can be reduced by 90 percent. Professor Helen Sang of the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, commented what to do next is to prove that the protein from the chicken egg has the same quality protein that has been tested
You flow shows that the drug from chicken eggs is really the same as other drugs that have undergone clinical trials, “” Prof. Helen said as quoted by CNN on Thursday (19/10/2017)
If it is the same then there will be very rapid progress, “” he continued. Before using chicken eggs, researchers in other studies are known to use bacteria and hamster egg cells. However, the results are unsatisfactory because the amount of beta-interferon protein produced is small. Read also: Medically Proven Cancer Treatments
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