Breakthrough cancer research is linked to a Christmas plant.
The Christmas Fern is a North American native plant found easily in the New England area.
A study in Connecticut finds that the fern has an active component that can help shrink brain tumors.
Researchers combined its anti-oxidant properties with two other drugs and tests showed that it killed 50% of the cancer cells.
Scientists are optimistic saying that clinical trials could be ready in a year.
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