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Brazilian Wasp Venom Kills Cancer Cells, But Not Healthy Cells

Wasps get their fair share of bad press. They have painful stingers, and they're not as useful (or cute) to us as bees. However, their time to step in the spotlight may be just around the corner: ... read more

Brazilian wasp venom kills cancer cells by opening them up

The social wasp Polybia paulista protects itself against predators by producing venom known to contain a powerful cancer-fighting ingredient. A Biophysical Journal study published September 1 reveals ... read more

Wasp venom 'a weapon against cancer'

The venom of a wasp ... fight cancer, scientists believe. A toxin in the sting kills cancer cells without harming normal cells, lab studies suggest. The University of Brazil team say the experimental ... read more

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Engineers repurpose wasp venom as an antibiotic drug

Engineers have repurposed wasp venom ... to human cells. The venom of insects such as wasps and bees is full of compounds that can kill bacteria. Unfortunately, many of these compounds are also toxic ... read more


Wasp Venom Peptide Selectively Punctures Cancer Cell Membranes

Though few people would welcome a sting from the Brazilian wasp Polybia paulista, the wasp’s venom does contain a potentially useful molecule. The venom peptide MP1 selectively kills human ... that ... read more

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... from São Paulo State University in Brazil and the University of Leeds in the U.K. found that Brazilian wasp venom kills cancer cells by opening them up. A large team of international researchers ... read more

A Chemical in Spider Venom Could Be a Key to Killing Skin Cancer Cells

On a practical level, they can reduce the population of insects in your home by trapping them for meals ... one particular compound in a funnel-web spider's venom that can diminish skin cancer cells. ... read more

He Saved the Largest Venomous Snake in the Americas. Now, He Hopes It Could Save Human Lives.

Eladio Sanchez, head of the Ezequiel Dias Foundation research facility in Belo Horizonte, picks up the cup with gloved hands, careful not to let any venom touch his skin. (If venom gets into an open . ... read more

Brazilian wasp venom kills cancer cells by opening them up

The social wasp Polybia paulista protects itself against predators by producing venom known to contain a powerful cancer-fighting ingredient. A Biophysical Journal study published September 1 reveals ... read more

Brazilian wasp venom kills cancer cells by opening them up

The social wasp Polybia paulista protects itself against predators by producing venom known to contain a powerful cancer-fighting ingredient. A new study reveals exactly how the venom's toxin -- ... read more



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