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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

‘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

The cure to hundreds of neurological diseases could be crawling outside your home

These channels are like the chemical locks on the body’s cell-communication canals: They need to open and ... the amount of venom a spider can give us with a single dose isn’t enough to kill us (the r... read more

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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

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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

Venom: Nature's Killer

NARRATOR:...because this may be the face of our next best hope against diabetes; this, against brain cancer; this, against intractable pain; and this, against stroke and heart failure. Venom represent... 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

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

Nanoparticles loaded with bee venom kill HIV

Molecular bumpers (small red ovals) prevent the nanoparticles from harming the body’s normal cells, which are much larger in size. Credit: Joshua L. Hood, MD, PhD (Medical Xpress)—Nanoparticles carryi... read more

Chemical in Bee Venom Kills HIV

Scientists have recently found that a key ingredient in bee venom destroys HIV without harming other cells. The researchers loaded the toxin, called mellitin, onto nanoparticles fashioned with “bumper... read more

Sperm Used to Deliver Chemotherapy to Lab-Grown Cancer Cells

However, it can still move and enter cancer cells. They show that the mechanism effectively kills cancer ... work cut out for them. Dosing is one potential problem—they need to regulate how much of th... read more



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