DBM drug molecule. Animated molecular model of the drug DBM (dibenzoylmethane, C15.H12.O2). This drug is extracted from liquorice root and has been shown to have anticancer properties. It also has potential to treat neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia and Parkinson's disease as trials in mice have shown it halting disease progression. Atoms are represented as spheres and are colour-coded: carbon (black), hydrogen (blue) and oxygen (red).