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Zombie mushroom that kills insects could help fight cancer, bombshell study finds
cancer-healing qualities.Previous research delving into that of the cordyceps fungus, which kills insects and sprouts from their bodies, has found it can help kill cancer cells.But the rarity of the mushroom itself in the wild and further difficulties in the cultivation of said mushrooms means experts have never quite managed to bulk test the zombie mushrooms on patients.READ MORE: Mia Khalifa 'covets' life by British seaside as latest UK glam snaps send fans wildA team from Korea and Egypt has since figured out how to grow the elusive fungi and are now hosting the mushroom in various insects in a controlled setting.Research teams working away in the lab hope by cultivating the zombie fungus in the same way it is grown in the wild that they can produce the compound that would be used in cancer treatments.That compound, cordycepin, is said to be more effective in such treatments and scientists may have found a way to consistently grow their own.Running down how the fungus works, it would appear it is capable of invading and infecting the host cells, killing off the muscle and spreading.In insects, this is fatal, but in cancer research, experts are hopeful the capabilities of the fungus will be used as a way of killing off cancer cells.A study from 2005 showed the application of cordycepin on cancerous cells inhibited the growth and development of cancer cells, slowing the spread of the disease.Another study from 2013 has shown that cordyceps had blocked the growth of prostate carcinoma cells, a cancer specific to the tissue of organ walls.Dr Mi Kyeong Lee said: "Cordycepin is one of the cytotoxic nucleoside analogs with complementary therapeutic activities in anti-proliferation and anti-metastasis in cancer cells."A team
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Mohamed Salah set to turn to punditry for World Cup alongside Man City rival
Liverpool superstar Mo Salah will put rivalry aside by teaming up with Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez to join beIN SPORTS' World Cup punditry team next month.The Egyptian, who netted the winner in Liverpool's crucial 1-0 win over City on Sunday, will play no part in the tournament after his country were knocked out by a Sadio Mane-led Senegal side in a penalty shootout during the final qualifying round.Mahrez's Algeria fell at the final hurdle too, freeing both players up for an unlikely TV partnership.There are few clubs likely to have as many players featuring at the World Cup as Liverpool and City, meaning that Salah and Mahrez will have plenty of opportunity to analyse their team-mates.READ MORE: Lip reader pinpoints Mohamed Salah and Pep Guardiola's private chat after final whistleThe domestic calendar will break for around a month-and-a-half in mid-November before returning just after Christmas following the conclusion of the World Cup.Salah and Mahrez aren't the only high profile Premier League stars to be missing out on the tournament, with the likes of Erling Haaland, Martin Odegaard, Luis Diaz, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Jorginho, Hakim Ziyech, Dejan Kulusevski and Andrew Robertson all failing to qualify, and several other big names absent through injury.If Salah and Mahrez swapped clubs who would have more success? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.After making a slow start to the season, Salah has burst into life in Liverpool's last two matches, netting a stunning seven-minute hat-trick against Rangers in the Champions League before following it up with a top-level performance against City at Anfield.Mahrez, meanwhile, has featured in all but two of his side's opening 10 league matches,