IRC-funded Fellow discovers berry molecule that kills leukaemia cells

An IRC-funded Fellow, Dr Elaine O'Sullivan, based at University College Cork has developed a compound from tree berries which has shown the potential to significantly reduce the size of tumours, particularly in leukaemia.

The tests, using molecules derived from berries from the Bloodhorn tree, found that the compound significantly reduced tumour size by up to 70% in experiments conducted on mice.  

Further coverage is available in the Irish Times, Irish Examiner and on the RTE website.