Chinese experimenters found cancers in mice responded to treatment after they were given a dose of a common parasite medication. Photo: Shutterstock

Chinese scientists find cancer hope in old pest remedy

  • Researchers make accidental discovery while testing drug resistance in insects
  • Common parasite treatment paves way for cancer-busting drugs in tests
Topic |   China science

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Chinese experimenters found cancers in mice responded to treatment after they were given a dose of a common parasite medication. Photo: Shutterstock
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.