Tree unique to NQ key to tumour research

Updated September 22 2015 - 2:02pm, first published October 11 2014 - 2:00am
EBC-46 is a compound extracted from the fruit of the Blushwood tree which is found in north Queensland rainforests.
EBC-46 is a compound extracted from the fruit of the Blushwood tree which is found in north Queensland rainforests.

SCIENTISTS at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have used an experimental drug produced from the seeds of a rainforest plant to cure solid cancer tumours in pre-clinical trials.

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