Anticancer drug invented by a Bangladeshi

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DrugA new drug is invented by a Bangladeshi scientist, Professor Mohammed Rahmatullah. This drug may cure pancreatic cancer and prevent H5N1 virus which causes bird flu to humans and birds. Surprisingly component of this drug is extracted from paddy husk and already has received patent. Now it is waiting for approval from US FDA and drug administration of Bangladesh.

Trial of the drug on fishes and pugs was successful. Now clinical trial on human is going on in three countries. If trial comes out successful, it will receive approval from US FDA and drug administration of Bangladesh.

This new drug is three to five times more effective than conventional drug Tamiflu and at the same time it is less expensive.

Professor Mohammed Rahmatullah is the dean of life science faculty of University of Development Alternative of Dhaka. Before joining there he has taught in Dhaka University and some other renowned universities of US.

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Shihab Uddin Ahmed is with Dhaka News since 2011. He has long experience of writing on various issues for web medium. He has a master’s degree from Jagannath University. You can read his science articles in English and Bengali on

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