FROG SLIME TO STOP FLU VIRUS

Science Illustrated - - SCIENCE UPDATE -

A frog from Southern In­dia has only just pro­vided sci­en­tists with a new weapon in their strug­gle against the flu. The frog’s slime con­tains a pro­tein, which can kill the flu virus. Whereas ex­ist­ing flu vac­cines must be up­dated on an an­nual ba­sis, be­cause the virus mu­tates, the newly-dis­cov­ered pro­tein af­fects a place in the virus, which is chang­ing very slowly. So, the pro­tein can pro­vide more last­ing pro­tec­tion.

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