Friday, August 22, 2014

Nanoparticles and Bee Venom May Help Fight Cancer

Fighting Cancer with Scorpion and Honeybee Venom
Newsweek, 8/20/2014
…Pan’s group created spherical nanoparticles that contain TsAP-1, a toxic protein from the venom of the Brazilian yellow scorpion, which has a potentially fatal sting. His team also created a similar product with melittin, the main toxin in bee venom, that killed breast cancer cells but didn’t hurt body cells.
The particles work by binding to receptors that are only present in cancerous cells, and then exposing the tumor to the toxin…

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