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Iranian scientist creates gas-filled aspirin to fight cancer

Source: ISNA

Iranian-American Khosrow Kashfi, Associate Medical Professor and Chemistry, Physiology and Pharmacology Coordinator at the City College of New York, has developed gas-filled aspirin drug which can boost its cancer-fighting ability.

Khosrow Kashfi

Read full article by New Scientist: Gas-filled aspirin is a potent anti-cancer drug

The new aspirin is dubbed "NOSH" which stands for Nitric Oxide and Hydrogen Sulphide.

Loading aspirin with gas boosts its cancer-fighting ability and might even reduce the harmful side effects of taking aspirin every day.

Aspirin is known to damage cancer cells, which is thought to be behind its preventative effect. To test the new drug, Kashfi's team added it to cells from 11 types of human tumour, including colon, pancreas, breast, lung and prostate cancer.

"It turned out to be significantly more potent than aspirin alone," Kashfi said.

"We could be looking at a human trial within two years," Kashfi added.

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