(FINANCIALEXPRESS) — Bee, snake and scorpion venom could be used in fight against cancer after lab trials by an Indian- origin scientist-led team showed that the toxins can kill tumours.
According to a paper presented at the American Chemical Society conference this week, Dipanjan Pan and his team from the University of Illinois said they may have found a way to stop cancer cell growth.
The work is in very early stages, but has shown success in stopping breast cancer and melanoma cell growth in lab tests.
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Pan's technique uses nanotechnology to deliver a synthesised element similar to the venom found in bees, snakes and scorpions.