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#1 Rogerdodger

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Posted 02 September 2020 - 10:13 AM


Groundbreaking Study Discovers Honeybee Venom Kills Breast Cancer Cells In Minutes...

Media release: https://www.perkins....t-cancer-cells/

Article: https://www.studyfin...-breast-cancer/

The venom contains a compound called melittin which researchers say helps this natural remedy stop the disease with remarkable speed.
“We found that melittin can completely destroy cancer cell membranes within 60 minutes.”
In just 20 minutes, melittin breaks down the chemical messages breast cancer cells transmits to trigger both cell growth and cell division. The compound suppresses the receptors that commonly overexpress themselves in triple-negative breast cancer and HER2-enriched breast cancer.

While the study dissects live bee stingers to extract melittin, it finds this compound can be successfully reproduced in labs.
“The synthetic product mirrored the majority of the anti-cancer effects of honeybee venom,” the Australian scientist adds.

Study authors say melittin can also help current cancer treatments like chemotherapy. The report discovers melittin also forms numerous pores (tiny holes) in the breast cancer cell membrane. Duffy suspects other cancer drugs may be able to use these openings to penetrate the cells and kill the disease.

“We found that melittin can be used with small molecules or chemotherapies, such as docetaxel, to treat highly-aggressive types of breast cancer. The combination of melittin and docetaxel was extremely efficient in reducing tumor growth in mice.”

Using bee venom as a medical remedy has been studied since the 1950’s, but Duffy’s team says it’s only been considered as treatment for cancer during the last two decades. More research needs to be done to find out what kind of a dose human patients will require.



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Posted 02 September 2020 - 01:15 PM

It's been looked at for two decades so why did it take so long to reach this stage?



#3 Rogerdodger

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Posted 02 September 2020 - 11:34 PM

Note that this is not the same as bee sting therapy promoted by "Doctor" Gwyneth Paltrow.
 

Woman dies after having bee-sting therapy

 

The 55-year-old Spanish woman had been having live bee acupuncture for two years when she developed a severe reaction.

She died weeks later of multiple organ failure

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