Bees Join Battle Against Cancer
"Whether they like it or not, bees may play a critical role in fighting cancer. Thatís because researchers at
Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis) have found a way to harness bee venom toxin and use it to kill
tumors. In high enough concentrations, the toxin, called melittin, can destroy virtually any cell it comes into contact
with. Scientists were banking on that kind of power when they attached melittin to nanosized spheres that delivered
the toxin to tumor cells in mice. The researchers are calling the spheres nanobees. These drug-delivery devices are
continuing to pop up and make us rethink future treatment."