Lancer Nation: New drugs to boost sport, tackle cancer, tackle obesity
New drugs from Australia could be the answer to tackling obesity, with the country poised to become the first to produce the drug that will help treat some cancers and improve the health of people with the condition.
Dr Tim Taylor, the director of research at LancerNation, said research from the world’s third largest producer of cannabinoids showed that they could help people live longer and healthier lives.
The drug, called L-theanine, was developed by the Australian company Bio-Rad and has been approved for the treatment of several types of cancers.
It is designed to slow down the growth of cancer cells, and can be administered orally or by injection.
Dr Taylor said the drugs were “a massive step forward for our health system”.
“The evidence is very strong that cannabinoids have a significant effect on reducing the progression of cancers,” he said.
“That’s really exciting because it’s an emerging area in medicine.”
He said the drug would be used for cancer treatment in Australia, and it could be used in the US and Europe as well.
“The research is being done in a lab in Canberra, and the drug is being administered in clinical trials to patients,” he told AAP.
“There’s already a clinical trial happening at the University of Queensland.”
I can’t say more about that at the moment, but it is one of those exciting areas of research.
“The Lancer nation website says L-Theanine is the first cannabinoid-based anti-cancer treatment to be approved for humans in the UK.
Dr Tay says there were currently only two clinical trials using the drug, and they were both done in humans.”
We are very optimistic that we can get the clinical trials started and be able to deliver the L-therapy in the near future,” he explained.”
In the United States, we are looking at how we can move ahead with clinical trials there.
“Dr Taylor told AAP he hoped to have L- theanine on the market in 2018.”
It will be one of the first cannabinoids to be licensed and approved in Australia,” he added.”
People are really excited about it.
“Mr Taylor said he had “great faith” in the drug and hoped that it could help the world “live longer, live healthier lives”.”
I’m really excited by this.
It is really exciting,” he concluded.”
Our hope is that it will really change the way we live our lives, and hopefully it will lead to people living longer and live healthier.