Engineers repurpose wasp venom as an antibiotic drug

NewsResearchers have now created variants of a peptide harmful to humans that are potent against bacteria and nontoxic to human cells.Contributed Author: Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyTopics: Bioscience Technology

Engineers repurpose wasp venom as an antibiotic drug

The venom of insects such as wasps and bees is full of compounds that can kill bacteria. Unfortunately, many of these compounds are also toxic for humans, making it impossible to use them as ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Phys.org

Engineers repurpose wasp venom as an antibiotic drug, Fri 7 Dec 18 from ScienceDaily

Researchers repurpose wasp venom peptides as antibiotics

Finally, a use for wasps.

Mon 10 Dec 18 from ZME Science

Toxic wasp venom could help protect humans against superbugs

Researchers at MIT studying the antimicrobial properties of a toxin normally found in a South American wasp created variants that are potent against bacteria but nontoxic to human cells.

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Daily Mail

Engineers Repurpose Wasp Venom as Antibiotic Drug

NewsResearchers have now created variants of a peptide harmful to humans that are potent against bacteria and nontoxic to human cells.Contributed Author: Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyTopics: Bioscience ...

Mon 10 Dec 18 from Laboratory Equipment

MIT engineers repurpose wasp venom as an antibiotic drug

MIT engineers have repurposed wasp venom as an antibiotic drug that's nontoxic to human cells.

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Eurekalert

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