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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 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 ma... read more

How a Bee Sting Saved My Life

So she packed up ... kill the bacteria but just push them into another form that is more dormant. As soon as you stop the antibiotics, the Borrelia bounce back. Her lab is testing different bee venoms ... read more

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Poison as Medicine

So she packed up ... kill the bacteria but just push them into another form that is more dormant. As soon as you stop the antibiotics, the Borrelia bounce back. Her lab is testing different bee venoms ... read more


A controversial theory may explain the real reason humans have allergies

And when he thought about them, things didn’t add up ... s found in honey-bee venom and tears apart cell membranes. As Medzhitov had predicted, the animals’ immune systems didn’t respond to PLA2 itsel... read more

Monstrous spiders and centipedes that prey on large animals

It does not matter to them if their prey is ... being picked up by wasps and taken back to the nest to feed their brood. Most of us are happy to watch vertebrates hunting vertebrates; if lions kill a ... read more

How the cone snail's deadly venom can help us build better medicines

In the lab, the cone snail has learned to exchange venom for ... when picked up by an unwitting shell collector. The smallest cone snails impart a sting that is about as powerful as a bee sting, but t... read more

Funnel-web spider venom found to contain potent killer of skin cancer cells

A compound found in the venom of ... see how it stacked up. "In our laboratory experiments we found that the Australian funnel-web spider peptide was better at killing melanoma cancer cells and stoppi... read more

Why Do We Have Allergies?

And when he thought about them, things didn’t add up ... s found in honey-bee venom and tears apart cell membranes. As Medzhitov had predicted, the animals’ immune systems didn’t respond to PLA2 itsel... read more

Wasp Venom Selectively Assassinates Cancer Cells

Many wasp ... kill cancer cells, though exactly how they work has remained a mystery. Now a new study has described exactly how one of these chemicals works its cancer-fighting magic: by tearing holes ... read more

‘How a bee sting saved my life’

So she packed up ... kill the bacteria but just push them into another form that is more dormant. As soon as you stop the antibiotics, the Borellia bounce back. Her lab is testing different bee venoms ... read more



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