NOSH-aspirin: the scaffold of aspirin (red) bears arms that produce nitric acid (NO, purple) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S, yellow), which boost the safety and potency of the cancer-fighter (Image: City College of New York)
Adding two new chemical groups to regular aspirin (pictured) results in NOSH-aspirin that shrinks tumors and curbs cancer cell growth (Photo: Shutterstock)
What began as an effort to make aspirin safer for regular use may have resulted in a powerful new weapon in the fight against cancer. Scientists from The City College of New York (CCNY) have developed a new aspirin compound that is safer than the classic medicine cabinet staple, but also exhibits greatly enhanced anticancer properties.
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