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A Tree at the Origin of an Antineoplastic Drug

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2893

Duration

00:03:00

Production year

2011

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SD
16/9
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Director(s)

Daniel FIEVET

Summary

In this short film, Georges Massiot evokes the taxol, a molecule coming from the Pacific yew. It was discovered in the sixties, when the United States of America decided to declare the war to cancer. During the eighties, the felling of many European yews of the Gif-sur-Yvette campus allowed Pierre Potier and his team to discover a molecule looking like the taxol…

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