Polar region expedition yields novel bacteria

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Bacteria found by Malaysian expedition team has cancer fighting potential

BY DR CHEAH YOKE KQUEEN

SERDANG: A new microbe discovered during an expedition to the polar region of Antarctica in November 2007 by a Malaysian research team can produce a compound that is active against pathogens and cancer cells, in particular colorectal and breast cancer markers.

The bacterium, named Barrientosiimonas humi, was found in the soil 

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