Can Kangaroo’s Cure Skin Cancer?
Researchers at the University of Melbourne have been studying Kangaroo’s skin to see how it protects its self from the harsh Australian sun with a view to bottling what they’ve got and selling it!
So far they have found a whole plethora of chemicals in the irradiated cells of the Kangaroo including some that help to repair the sun-damaged DNA.
The fact that the Kangaroo’s skin seems to be able to repair sun-damage so successfully is of great interest to scientists who are forever looking for ways of reducing Australia’s skin cancer toll – this year around 400,000 people will be diagnosed. DNA repair is also central to many anti-ageing claims meaning that the cosmetics industry will also be following this research with great interest.
Look out for Skippy after-sun. It should be hopping off your shelves soon!