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Freaky Frog Flays Flu ! Hydrophylax bahuvistara peptides kills viruses. Future treatments ?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 20, 2017 07:47AM
[arstechnica.com]
From the slimy backs of a South Indian frog comes a new way to blast influenza viruses.

"A compound in the frog’s mucus—long known to have germ-killing properties—can latch onto flu virus particles and cause them to burst apart, researchers report in Immunity. The peptide is a potent and precise killer, able to demolish a whole class of flu viruses while leaving other viruses and cells unharmed. But scientists don’t know exactly how it pulls off the viral eviscerations. No other antiviral peptide of its ilk seems to work the same way."
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Re: Freaky Frog Flays Flu ! Hydrophylax bahuvistara peptides kills viruses. Future treatments ?
Posted by: Acer
Date: April 20, 2017 09:04AM
Hydrophylax bahuvistara!

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Re: Freaky Frog Flays Flu ! Hydrophylax bahuvistara peptides kills viruses. Future treatments ?
Posted by: Wags
Date: April 20, 2017 02:11PM
I'd want them to be careful messing with the human virome.
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Re: Freaky Frog Flays Flu ! Hydrophylax bahuvistara peptides kills viruses. Future treatments ?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: April 20, 2017 08:23PM
proof once again that we should care about some remote forest half a world away. Something there just might save the human race some day (or wipe it out) Here's hoping for the first one.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/20/2017 08:36PM by Racer X.
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