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twentyforty

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I didn’t know that big pharmaceutical companies could own an Australian native tree?

In 2014 news spread about a miracle berry extract called EBC-46, sourced from the Australian rainforest, that has been shown to have properties against various types of cancers including breast and prostate in humans and animals.

The Daily Mail reported:

‘Scientists at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Queensland have used an experimental drug produced from the seeds of the rainforest plant, Blushwood tree (Hylandia Dockrillii), which exclusively grows in far north Queensland, to cure solid cancer tumors in pre-clinical trials.

Already the drug has been used to successfully destroy or shrink tumors in pets and animals – including dogs, cats, and horses and even Tasmanian Devils, while human trials are imminent.’

These results were discovered in an eight-year study led by Dr. Glen Boyle, from the QIMR Berghofer medical research institute in Brisbane. In 75% of cases, cancer never returns. There were no side effects, and the compounds started working in five minutes, making cancerous melanoma and neck tumors disappear in a matter of days.

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I didn’t know that big pharmaceutical companies could own an Australian native tree?

In 2014 news spread about a miracle berry extract called EBC-46, sourced from the Australian rainforest, that has been shown to have properties against various types of cancers including breast and prostate in humans and animals.

The Daily Mail reported:

‘Scientists at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Queensland have used an experimental drug produced from the seeds of the rainforest plant, Blushwood tree (Hylandia Dockrillii), which exclusively grows in far north Queensland, to cure solid cancer tumors in pre-clinical trials.

Already the drug has been used to successfully destroy or shrink tumors in pets and animals – including dogs, cats, and horses and even Tasmanian Devils, while human trials are imminent.’

These results were discovered in an eight-year study led by Dr. Glen Boyle, from the QIMR Berghofer medical research institute in Brisbane. In 75% of cases, cancer never returns. There were no side effects, and the compounds started working in five minutes, making cancerous melanoma and neck tumors disappear in a matter of days.

This news story was reported by an Australian television channel:
I read in one of my missus medical journal years ago that since WW2 there has been a significant increase in effective natural medicines.
Big companies have bought out the patents/ownershio of these herbal medicines and either kept them hidden to as not to endanger their lab produced meds but also have used the natural meds to develop new drugs if one doesn't already exist.
I guess in the former it's a bit annoying.
It also eluded to that the German scientists were hard at it trying to find natural wonder drugs that cured the soldiers of varying medical complaints.... interesting 🤔
 

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I read in one of my missus medical journal years ago that since WW2 there has been a significant increase in effective natural medicines.
Big companies have bought out the patents/ownershio of these herbal medicines and either kept them hidden to as not to endanger their lab produced meds but also have used the natural meds to develop new drugs if one doesn't already exist.
I guess in the former it's a bit annoying.
It also eluded to that the German scientists were hard at it trying to find natural wonder drugs that cured the soldiers of varying medical complaints.... interesting 🤔
I hear you. Chanel 7 did a story on the results of EBC-46 which were pretty impressive, they were shut down pretty quickly after saying they would have a follow up story. A private startup issued a limited number of shares (I couldn’t get any 😜), preferring to deal with vets and build cashflow, while trying to reproduce in the lab I guess?
Your case in point..I’ve been following the possible deal between Pfizer and Resmed, a listed company who have developed an app for your smart phone which supposedly can detect Covid by the sound of your cough.
 

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Tonight I heard that Overarm bowling in Cricket was invented by a Woman in 1800s.
In 17th century and prior, underarm bowling was the only way one could bowl as per the cricketing rules. Anything that is not underarm bowling was treated as illegal bowling.
Maybe the Oz v Kiwis underarm incident wasn't such a big deal afterall.
 
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