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Canadian Company Discovers Possible Cure for Cancer in Shrew Venom

New Brunswick, Canada's Soricimed Biopharma faces unique challenges as it looks to continue research.

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Gilles Gonthier photo, Wikimedia Commons
The northern short-tailed shrew. Wikimedia Commons, Gilles Gonthier  

A company in the eastern Canadian province of New Brunswick has uncovered a possible cure for cancer in the venom of the northern short-tailed shrew.

However, because the company – Soricimed Biopharma – is connected to a university that doesn't have a big name for itself in medical research and is also located in a very small town, it faces unique challenges in getting the money it needs to continue to develop the cure.

Learn more about the company and its research in the Toronto Star article here.