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Melbourne scientists using shark blood to treat human health problems

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Melbourne scientists are looking at using shark blood to treat a range of health problems, including fibrosis.

Researchers at La Trobe University and a biotechnology company have created a protein that’s being used for conditions including fibrosis of the lungs, liver and heart.

Dr Mick Foley, from La Trobe’s Institute for Molecular Science, told Ross and John sharks had a small antibody that can be harnessed to try to cells connected to conditions like cancer.

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