Biotech Finds Pine Needle Ulcer Remedy  
8/27/2007 12:28:58 AM

A LEADING Russian scientist has backed a small Melbourne-based biotech company which has produced a treatment for stomach ulcers using pine needles. The scientist — Professor Anatoly Zhebrun, who is director of the Pasteur Institute in St Petersburg — recently supervised trials on the use of a product known as Conifer Green Needle Complex. CGNC can be used in the prevention and treatment of stomach ulcers caused by the helicobacter pylori bacterium.