Scientists from the Institute of molecular Sciences, La Trobe developing the drug for the treatment of cancer based on the colors of tobacco. The development of cancer is uncontrolled cell division and tumor formation. There are a number of factors that increase the risk of cancer: alcoholism, Smoking, poor environment, hereditary reasons.
Professor La Torbay found in the colors of the tobacco substance NaD1. Upon contact with a cancer cell NaD1 slows down its growth and delays the process of pathological division. The plant uses the connection as a means to combat bacteria and fungi.
It is likely that NaD1 will be the basis for a new drug for the treatment of cancer.