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Research: Honeybee venom kills off breast cancer cells

Research: Honeybee venom kills off breast cancer cells

Dr Ciara Duffy took the venom of honeybees (Apis mellifera) from around Perth in Western Australia, considered to be some of the healthiest in the world, and tested its effect on different kinds of breast cancer cells. Her results show that both the venom itself and a compound contained in the venom, known as melittin, had a significant effect on two of the more intractable types of cancer.

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