Brazilian Wasp’s Poison to Battle Against Cancer
- Venom from Brazilian Wasp
- Fights Cancer Cells
- Research suggests that the Brazilian wasp Polybia Paulista contains a molecule called MP1 that kills cancer cells
- Tests suggest that the poison from the wasp produces toxins that suppress the growth of several kinds of cancerous cells, including prostate, bladder as well as leukemia
While the sting from a Polybia Paulista, an aggressive social wasp in south-east Brazil is certainly unwelcome, scientists suggest that its poison can actually be put to good use. Research indicates that the wasp produces an ingredient called MP1 that kills the cancerous cells leaving alone the healthy cells.
Scientists are of the opinion that the properties produced by the venom could serve efficient to develop combination therapies where multiple drugs are used at a time to fight cancer cells. While these findings certainly showcase the developments in science, we hope that an effective solution is developed soon to battle the terrifying illness!