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Bee Venom Kills HIV (Just Another Reason To Save The Bees!)

Bee Venom Kills HIV (Just Another Reason To Save The Bees!)

Colony collapse disorder is decimating bee populations around the world. The possibility of losing our planet’s most industrious pollinator hasn’t motivated agencies like the EPA to protect them, but maybe this will: A team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis recently used nanoparticles carrying a toxin found in bee venom to destroy HIV without harming nearby cells.

According to study results, which appear in the current issue of Antiviral Therapy, bee venom contains a potent toxin called melittin that can poke holes in the protective envelope that surrounds HIV, and other viruses. The paper’s senior author, Samuel A. Wickline, MD, the J. Russell Hornsby Professor of Biomedical Sciences, has even shown that melittin-loaded nanoparticles to be effective in killing tumor cells.

What other naturally occurring substance do you know of that can tackle both HIV and cancer? Exactly.

The study’s authors believe that with further research, they could be able to create a vaginal gel, loaded with the bee venom particles, that could help prevent the spread of HIV.

According to Joshua L. Hood, a research instructor in medicine involved in the study, most anti-HIV drugs inhibit the virus’s ability to replicate. But this anti-replication strategy does nothing to stop initial infection, and some strains of the virus have found ways around these drugs and reproduce anyway. The bee venom toxin is different because it attacks an essential part of the virus’ structure. The melittin forms little pore-like attack complexes and ruptures the envelope, stripping it off the virus.

“We are attacking an inherent physical property of HIV,” Hood says. “Theoretically, there isn’t any way for the virus to adapt to that. The virus has to have a protective coat, a double-layered membrane that covers the virus.”

Because the bee venom toxin has been engineered not to attack healthy cells, a vaginal gel could be ideal for couples where one partner has HIV and they want to have a baby. It’s also theoretically possible that intravenous injections of the nanoparticles would be able to clear HIV from the blood stream, a virtual miracle for those who have tested positive.

Perfecting this treatment will take years. Let’s just hope the bees survive that long. Wouldn’t it be a shame to see a potential cure for HIV lost because we were too busy dumping bee-killing pesticides on everything in sight?

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3:23PM PDT on Jul 19, 2015

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8:12PM PDT on Jul 3, 2015

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10:06PM PDT on Jun 12, 2015

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12:25PM PDT on Jun 3, 2015

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5:14PM PDT on Jun 1, 2015

FELICIA PETER

i posted my testimony sometime ago on how the good Dr Sago helped me cured my HIV virus i am re sharing again cause i am on leave at my work place and i feel i should help save a life who is about committing suicide over nothing

Greetings, i want to appreciate Dr SAGO for
Helping my husband and i of HIV disease we were infected with Hiv for
some years, i read an article about Dr SAGO and i contacted him and told
him of our problem, he told me not to worry that he can help us, he
prepared his herbal cure for us and sent it to me and instructed me on
how we will take it. i am so happy to tell you now that my husband and i
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3:50PM PDT on May 26, 2015

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9:53PM PDT on May 15, 2015

Hello......... my name Matt Stevenson All thanks to Dr Charles for his

good work and for healing my brother for HIV sickness he was very sick

for five years and my daddy have spend so much money on medical care and

drug he have being taking to some many place for healing… even different

pastor have pray for him it get worse every 6hous the man that heal with

6 mins is here the man that the lord god have giving the power to put

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brother was just chatting one day when he see this post of jack about

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him about the man my daddy decided to call him and confirm it if it is

true about the cure the man just assure him about his work that the

great power of is for father and his gods cure any disease include

HIV/AID, Rota virus, Smallpox ,Hepatitis well we have hope on him which

we give a try to after five days my kind brother started getting better

as am write this comment his is at work now what a miracle….. if you

need help from Dr Charles contact him now my friend through his email

hivspelltemple@outlook.com or phone number....... +2348100271767

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