Mathew Morrison - Mathew Morrison Perspective Paper Cell Biology Dr Woriax Old Drugs New Uses The following essay is written about an ancient

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Mathew Morrison Perspective Paper Cell Biology Dr. Woriax 3/29/10 Old Drugs New Uses The following essay is written about an ancient herbal medicine called Artemisinin and its derivatives. The herb has been in use for a long time to cure malaria, but has recently shown promise in fighting cancer. The reason this topic interest me is because I have seen firsthand the damages that cancer can do to a family. The most recent being my grandmother who passed away from pancreatic cancer. My career goal is to finish this semester, receive my bachelors in biology, and then continue my education in graduate school with the hopes of one day being able to work on a cancer research team. The worst part of cancer isn’t just the fact that it is so lethal but also that the treatments make the last few months or years of life so terrible. There is now a new hope that drugs and treatments such as the one I will discuss here will not only fight this disease but make the treatments much easier to live with. Can an ancient Chinese herb that has been used for hundreds of years to fight malaria, help in the battle against cancer? Researchers at the university of Washington think it is at the very least worth investigating. They are studying the Chinese herb called artemisinin which is
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2010 for the course CHM 2 taught by Professor ? during the Spring '10 term at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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Mathew Morrison - Mathew Morrison Perspective Paper Cell Biology Dr Woriax Old Drugs New Uses The following essay is written about an ancient

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