New study finds that wasp venom may help cure cancer
Recent research shows that wasp venom that comes from the Brazilian wasp Polybia Paulista contains a powerful drug that may be a huge asset to cancer research and finding a cure.
The study discovered that the venom's "smart" drug has the potential to selectively target and destroy the tumor's cells without harming the other normal cells.
Laboratory tests have shown that the poison has the ability to suppress the growth of several kinds of cancerous cells, including prostate and bladder cancer cells, as well as leukemia cells that have proven to be resistant to a range of drugs.
Dr. Paul Beales, a researcher from Leeds University, said, "Cancer therapies that attack the lipid composition of the cell membrane would be an entirely new class of anti-cancer drugs."
Beales elaborated, going on to say, "This could be useful in developing new combination therapies, where multiple drugs are used simultaneously to treat a cancer by attacking different parts of the cancer cells at the same time."
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