Our quest to find novel compounds in nature that we can use against human diseases —a process called bioprospecting — has led a research team to a small frog found in India. From the skin slime of the colorful Hydrophylax bahuvistara, researchers reported finding a peptide — a small piece of protein — that can destroy many strains of human flu and can even protect mice against the flu.

The findings, by a team from the Emory Vaccine Center at Emory University, the Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology in India, and the Department of Microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sanai… more

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