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Could bees lead the way to a cure for HIV/Aids? Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine think so.

24th March, 2013
Bees: a toxin found in their venom is capable of destroying HIV.

Could bees lead the way to a cure for HIV/Aids? Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine think so. They've discovered that a toxin found in bee venom is capable of destroying HIV without harming surrounding cells. Nanoparticles loaded with melittin found in the venom are also capable of fighting other viruses, such as hepatitis, and tumours.

In the study published in a recent issue of the Antiviral Therapy journal, the team describe...

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