Bryan Hubbard
August 12 2019

Feverfew—the common garden plant that combats migraine and arthritic pain—also contains a compound that kills leukaemia, usually considered a chronic and incurable cancer.
Scientists have isolated the compound, parthenolide, to kill chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) cells in the laboratory.

University of Birmingham researchers say they discovered a method of isolating the compound and modifying it to enhance its cancer-fighting qualities. Parthenolide increases the number of unstable molecules in cancer cells until they reach the point where they self-destruct.

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