Last year, pharmaceutical researchers from a Thai university discovered a new extraction process for an anti-cancer substance—a discovery that won the research three international awards, but didn’t find any space in media.
As the university’s website informs, a team of researchers at the PSU Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences have discovered a new technique for extracting a cancer-fighting substance, named Chamuangone, from leaves of the plant Garcinia cowa.
The discovery won the research team—consisting of Dr. Pharkphoom Panichayupakaranant, Dr. Supreeya Yuenyongsawad, and Ms. Pirunrat Sae-Lim—three international awards.
But this landmark discovery has not been reported in media. I can’t think of reasons why it’s so. Maybe because it’s more in the natural treatments sphere rather than pharmaceutical industry controlling the health market.