We’re not going to tell you to start kissing frogs (please don’t), but you might want to shake their hands: Scientists have found that the slime from one species can kill certain strains of the flu virus. The researchers published their findings in the journal Immunity.
The skin of amphibians like frogs and salamanders secretes a gooey mucus that has previously been shown to have antibacterial properties. Scientists were curious to see if the slime could also fight off viruses. They collected goo samples from an Indian fungoid frog (Hydrophylax bahuvistara), then extracted 32 peptides that looked promising. Next, they pitted those 32 peptides against the H1 flu virus,…
I have a crazy passion for #music, #celebrity #news & #fashion! I'm always out and about on Twitter.
Latest posts by Sasha Harriet (see all)
- Melania Trump Continues Tradition, Harvesting Michelle Obama’s Vegetable Garden With Children - September 23, 2017
- Adorable Kids Asked to Design Cars of The Future Demand Rainbow Headlights, Fins, Wings - September 23, 2017
- California To Become The First State To Ban Sales Of Non-Rescue Animals In Pet Shops - September 23, 2017
More from Around the Web