A scientist from Cavan has come up with a new way to help fight cancer.
Shane Cronin's research shows that by activating the immune system with a happy hormone the Serotonin body can fight the disease more effectively.
A scientist working at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (IMBA) has released his pioneering documentary on a new way to activate the immune system in the journal Nature.
Mr. Cronin of Ballyjamesduff explained that activating the immune system means that the body can defend itself against cancer cells and attack the pathogens.
He said: "What we actually showed in the paper is that by increasing and increasing the amount of BH4, t-cells were more aggressive and able to fight cancer more aggressively.
"So, it has very important clinical implications, because the way we can change BH4, we have actually developed a brand new novel drug, by lifting it, there is already a drug that is used for entirely different purposes."