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Australian researchers find pineapple crush can fight cancer ..... and clarify beer

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian scientists have discovered pineapple molecules can act as powerful anti-cancer agents and said the research could lead to a new class of cancer-fighting drugs.

Scientists at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) said their work centred on two molecules from bromelaine, an extract derived from crushed pineapple stems that is used to tenderise meat, clarify beers and tan hides.

One of the molecules, CCZ, stimulates the body's immune system to target and kill cancer cells, the other, CCS, blocks a protein called Ras, which is defective in 30 percent of all cancers.

QIMR researcher Tracey Mynott said her team had set out to find why the enzyme-rich bromelaine crush had such strong effects on biological material.

QIMR has launched a two-year study to examine the safety of the treatment and means of securing a reliable source of CCS and CCZ. If it succeeds it will seek a commercial partner to develop a drug that could be used in human clinical trials.
 

wee stu

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Was asked by a guy in a Victorian pub once if I used pineapple to clear the beer. His mate, a kit and kilo brewer had been doing it for years, apparently.
 

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Sounds like it works the same way as Papaya (sp?) Would probably leave some form of aftertaste though.

Work well with a Hawaiian Pizza though. :)

Warren -
 

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Sounds like a good way to make a crystal clear fruit beer :)

Just remember, budding pineapplers, you can't use crushed pineapple from a tin
 

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