August 25, 2019
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Horn snail (Telescopium telescopium), locally known as “bagongon,” has been discovered to have anticancer benefits.
Researchers (Milany Anne Luay, Mary France Gonzaga, Sharmaine Kae Po, and Erna Arollado) from the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Pharmacy found sterols in Horn snail.
“Sterols, therefore are assumed as the biochemical class of the compound that greatly contributed to the antiangiogenic activity of Telescopium telescopium, conferring its potential as an anticancer agent.”
Meanwhile, UP landed on the sixth spot in terms of health research citations in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. It outranked Harvard University and other prestigious universities abroad.