New Study Finds Honeybee Venom Kills Some Breast Cancer Cells


A study done by the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Western Australia says the venom from honeybees has been found to destroy aggressive breast cancer cells in a lab setting.

Scientists caution that further testing must be done, but this discovery has been described as "exciting".

"The venom - and a compound in it called melittin - were used against two cancer types which are hard to treat: triple-negative and HER2-enriched."

Bee venom has previously been found to have anti-cancer properties for other types of cancer such as melanoma.

Research found that honeybee extract is to be extremely potent.

For more information on this study, check out Nature Precision Oncology and bbc.com

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