Friday, September 4, 2015

Brazilian wasp venom kills cancer cells

Wasps get their fair share of bad press.

They have painful stingers, and they're not as useful to us (or as cute) as bees. Their time to step in the spotlight, however, may be just around the corner: Their venom has been shown to attack cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone.

The cancer-targeting toxin in the wasp is called MP1 (Polybia-MP1), and until now, how it selectively eliminates cancer cells was unknown.

Cannabis oil and now wasp venom. Who would have ever thunk it?

Putting a dent in the 100 billion dollar a year worldwide "cancer research" money funnel will definitely get you found somewhere "accidentally dead"

Next story out of Brazil : Polybia paulista species of wasp decimated by unknown illness and sickness. Entomologists cannot determine the cause and predict the species not to recover. Entomology Research Expedition funding provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering and MD Anderson.

Mark it. 

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