Kangaroo ‘dream cream’ may prevent skin cancer

November 30th, 2009 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, November 30 (ANI): Kangaroos may be the long awaited answer to preventing skin cancer.

Researchers from Melbourne University, Dr Linda Feketeova and Dr Uta Wille, along with Austrian scientists from the University of Innsbruck are looking at a DNA repair enzyme found in kangaroos.

Apparently, the enzyme can repair DNA damage that is linked to skin cancer.

“As summer approaches, excessive exposure to the sun’s harmful UV light will see more than 400,000 Australians diagnosed with skin cancer,” News.com.au quoted Feketeova as saying.

“Other research teams have proposed a ‘dream cream’ containing the DNA repair enzyme which you could slap on your skin after a day in the sun.

“We are now examining whether this would be feasible by looking at the chemistry behind the (kangaroo) DNA system,” Feketeova added. (ANI)

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