Sunflower seeds offer new hope for cancer drug development

Scientists studying proteins in sunflower seeds have found a way to manufacture cheaper, plant-based drugs. The researchers found the way sunflower seeds assemble protein rings, opening the way for the protein’s production system to be moved into another species and the manufacture of the protein in a range of plants. The non-adoption of the proteins by drug designers despite their potential to fight cancer being previously demonstrated is due to the expense of producing synthetic manufacturing methods.

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