Fungus Has Cancer-Fighting Power
Arthrobotrys oligospora doesn’t live a charmed life; it survives on a diet of roundworm.
But a discovery by a team led by Mingjun Zhang, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, could give the fungus’s life more purpose—as a cancer fighter. Zhang and his team have discovered that nanoparticles produced by A. oligospora hold promise for stimulating the immune system and killing tumors.
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