SEAWEED SPECIES MAY HAVE ANTICANCER BENEFITS, STUDY SAYS

By Geraldine B. Ducusin, DOST-STII Researchers from the University of Santo Tomas found that polysaccharides extracted from Codium species, locally known as “pukpuklo” (a seasonally-available seaweed), are effective against cancer cells and destructive enzymes associated with cancer metastasis. The researchers, headed by Dr. Ross Dizon Vasquez, evaluated the inhibitory potential of the polysaccharides fractions isolated […]