Bengali Scientists Invented Cancer Medicine From Sea Snails

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Kolkata: Coastal communities have often used beautiful sea-shells as jewelry. But can you imagine it may cure cancer? Bengali Scientists invented an exceptional solution to curb cancer. Fluids from the sea snail found along Sundarban’s coast are proving incredibly powerful to resist cancer, according to the latest research.

সামুদ্রিক শামুক থেকে ক্যানসারের ওষুধ তৈরি করল বাঙালি বিজ্ঞানীরা

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A group of Bengali scientists invent a medicine from snail fluid which helps to curb the cancer. Although this medicine has not yet been applied to the human beings. Dr. Subhasish Roy, one of the inventor said that they also will get hundred percent success if it applied on humans.

Vice Chancellor of the West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences Dr. Purnendu Biswas uttered that a chemical is released from tumour cell which helps to increase the cancer. This medicine helps to stop this chemical and prevent cancer.

Recently Indian government recognized Dr.Subhasis Roy, Uttam Dutta, Debki Ghosh and Partha Sarathi Dasgupta’s invention. They also get the patent of this medicine. According to Debki Ghosh, this is not a easy process. Subhasis Roy started this research in 2005 with the help of Chittaranjan Cancer institute and success has come after ten year’s hard work.

They said that at first they started their project at Sundarban area. They collected snail which looked like telescope. The scientific name of this snail is Telescopium Telescopium. Professor of Radiology department Debki Ghosh said that a special kind of fluid is oozed from it’s sexual gland and the medicine is made from that fluid. This medicine at first has been applied to a mouse then dog and cat. They got the success in this application.

South 24 Parganas Nimpith Ramkrishna Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s Program Coordinator NilenduJyoti Maitra wished all scientists who invented this unique medicine.

Reported By-Soumik Karmakar

Edited By- Piku Mukherjee (Argha)

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