Possible counter to HIV-in Bee virus...

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Possible counter to HIV-in Bee virus...
Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:45 pm
  • This sounds promising.

    Study: Bee Venom Can Kill the HIV Virus

    Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis (WU) say they’ve found a way to effectively destroy the HIV virus using a toxin found in bee venom.

    The study, published Thursday in the journal Antiviral Therapy, states that the technique not only destroys the virus that causes AIDS, but also leaves surrounding cells intact.

    Researchers say they hope the nanoparticle technology could be incorporated into a vaginal gel to prevent the spread of HIV in areas with high rates of infection.

    How Nanoparticles & Bee Venom Destroy HIV

    Microscopic nanoparticles have unique and exciting properties. In biomedicine, they are used to transport important proteins throughout the body. Bee venom’s principle toxin is melittin, a small protein. Researchers used nanoparticles to distribute melittin in laboratory studies.


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