Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bee Venom May Help Cure Cancer

Is Melittin the Answer to a Cure for Cancer?
By Mini Swamy, TMCnet, 6/28/2010

…Melittin, may be life threatening, but its benefits are tremendous. Because the substance is known to kill cells, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have harnessed it to destroy tumor cells.

Their research involved attaching melittin to nano-sized spheres they called “nanobees,” which were injected into mice with cancerous tumors. The results of the findings seem to be positive, for the nanobees not only lessened the growth and size of the cancerous tumors, but also prevented the cancer from developing.

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