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A Bonus to Gardening

Dirt Houses Cancer-Protective Microbe

A Bonus to Gardening, Image: Pavel Shlykov/Shutterstock.com
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Soil commonly contains bacteria that produce a molecule called mensacarcin that kills melanoma cancer cells, according to research from Oregon State University.

Few therapies treat this skin cancer, so contact with dirt is an easy choice.

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