Haifa Researcher Studying Israeli Mushroom as Cancer Drug

A medicinal product derived from a mushroom found in Israel has appeared effective against pancreatic cancer in animal trials conducted by the Haifa mushroom research lab.

People have been eating mushrooms, and using them for medicinal purposes, since the dawn of human history. But only in the last 30 years or so have mushrooms become a focus of serious scientific research. One of the pioneers in this field is Prof. Solomon Wasser of Haifa University, who runs a mushroom research lab and is the founder and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms.