Friday, September 13, 2013

Scientists Study Bee Venom Component to Find New Treatments for Disease

Study of melittin-based pore formation also applies to anticancer drugs

HOUSTON -- (Aug. 14, 2013) -- A new study by Rice University biophysicists offers the most comprehensive picture yet of the molecular-level action of melittin, the principal toxin in bee venom.

The research could aid in the development of new drugs that use a similar mechanism as melittin's to attack cancer and bacteria…

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