Study: Bee, Snake And Scorpion Venom Fighting Cancer Cell Growth

August 13, 2014 2:39 PM

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Urbana-Champaign, Ill. (CBS ST. LOUIS) – Repeated and controlled injections of bee, snake and scorpion venom are buzzing as a new cancer-fighting treatment in which “useful” venom can target malignant cells and block tumor growth.

Dipanjan Pan and his team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign say they have found a way to stop cancer cell growth with venom from bees, snakes and scorpions while bypassing healthy cells using “camouflage” to trick the immune system and avoiding unwanted side effects.

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