While researching the ability for traditional Chinese herbs to combat modern diseases, California Pacific Medical Center scientist Garrett Yount and his colleagues had a breakthrough: cancer cells could be weakened and shrunk and healthy cells left undisturbed when subjected to a compound found in a common plant.
CPMC Garrett Yount
This was in 2005. Despite the meaning of the discovery -- that there could be a healthier alternative to body-ravaging chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer -- there hasn't been much follow-up research. Because, of course, the plant is cannabis, and marijuana is federally illegal.
That means no research, and no advancing science.More »