Plants being dried for taxol extraction

Plants being dried for taxol extraction

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Caption: Extraction of taxol. A researcher checking plants being dried, before the extraction of the drug taxol. The plants are the Pacific Yew (Taxus brevifolia), and the drug is extracted from the bark. Taxol has been shown to be effective in restricting various types of cancers, particularly of the breast, ovary, skin and colon. Laboratories are looking into ways of synthesising this natural drug, as the tree has become a protected species. Photographed at the Institute for the Chemistry of Natural Substances (ICSN), Gif-sur-Yvette, France.

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