A compound of the steroid type that is found in sharks and that has antibiotic properties.
- In 1992, he discovered squalamine - a natural steroid that fights cancer by blocking off blood flow to tumours - in the liver of the dogfish shark.
- While they have no proof, the researchers think squalamine is also found in other species of shark.
- There has been no proof in clinical trials that squalamine has benefits in the in vivo setting.
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