Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic - NHS Choices

"'Potent' new molecule in frog slime may give us new way to beat flu epidemics, say boffins," The Sun reports. Researchers looked at secretions from the skin of a south Indian frog called Hydrophylax bahuvistara. They found it contained a peptide (a ...

Kerala frog's slime may help develop anti-viral drug - Deccan Herald

Frog mucus is loaded with molecules that kill bacteria and viruses and researchers are beginning to investigate it as a potential source for new anti-microbial drugs. Deccan Herald file photo. Skin mucus secreted by a colourful, tennis-ball-sized frog ...

Frog excretes mucus that fights flu: study - CTV News

A frog in south India excretes a mucus from its skin that could one day help people fight off certain types of flu viruses, researchers said Tuesday. The colourful, tennis ball-sized frog is known as Hydrophylax bahuvistara, said the report in the ...

Study: Substance in Frog Skin Kills Flu Virus - HealthCentral.com

Researchers from the Emory Vaccine Center and the Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology in India discovered that a compound in South Indian frog secretions can destroy influenza viruses. Earlier studies showed the secretions contain “host defense ...

Researchers use frog mucus to fight the flu - WDAZ

(CNN) - Finding ways to fight the flu just got a tad more ribbeting -- that is, if you ask some researchers who have turned their attention to frogs. A new study suggests that mucus from the skin of certain frogs can be harnessed to obliterate flu ...

Frog slime protein fights off the flu - Science News (blog)

Slime produced by Hydrophylax bahuvistara contains a newly identified flu-fighting protein called urumin, named for a type of sword used in the region of India where the frog resides. Sanil George & Jessica Shartouny. Email. Email. Email. Print. Print ...

Frog mucus could 'blow up' Swine flu virus: Malayalee scientists - Asianet Newsable

Lab experiments proved that the anti-microbial peptides (mini proteins) in the frog mucus were capable of neutralizing numerous flu strains, including H1N1. The peptide is separated from the mucus of a frog named Hydrophylax bahuvistara, (Wide-spread ...

Could frog slime cure the flu? - KSDK

Researchers at Emory Vaccine Center say there's a compound in the skin secretions of the South Indian frog that may be able to kill the flu. KSDK 6:11 AM. CDT April 19, 2017. Photo courtesy Sanil George and Jessica Shartouny. CONNECT TWEET ...

This Frog's Slime Kills Flu Viruses - Smithsonian

Kissing a frog might not get you the prince or princess of your dreams, but it will put you in close contact with frog slime — the mucus coating that keeps these amphibians' skin moist and protected. But maybe a little frog slime, from the right ...

#GPnews: Frog slime may hold flu cure, find researchers - Pulse (blog)

11:05 Could frog slime hold the long-awaited cure for the flu? A fungoid frog that lives in forests of South West India has mucus containing a compound that kills influenza while leaving healthy tissue intact, reports the Independent. Lead researcher ...

Frog slime compound 'blows up' flu virus, scientists discover - The Independent

Powerful new remedies for the flu could be created using a molecule found in frog slime after scientists discovered it destroys the virus. Mucus from a colourful species of Indian frog contains a compound that kills influenza, according to a new study ...

Frogs Can Kill H1N1 Flu Viruses With The Peptide From Their Slimy Mucus - Science Times

Researchers use frog mucus: to fight the human influenza virus H1N1. (Photo : Science and more/Youtube) Researchers use frog mucus: to fight the human influenza virus H1N1. Some frog mucus contains antimicrobial peptides, which are molecules of the ...

Mucus from skin of Indian frog can kill flu virus - Zee News

According to researchers from Emory University in the US and Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology in Thiruvananthapuram, India, skin secretions from South Indian frogs can destroy H1 variety of influenza viruses that can affect humans. By Zee Media ...

Frog skin compound destroys flu virus - Medical News Today

While kissing a slimy frog may not be the best route to finding your Prince Charming, frog slime has been suggested to protect against flu. According to researchers from the Emory Vaccine Center and the Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology in India ...

Frog Mucus Kills Flu Virus - I4U News

Apparently a certain slime emanating from a species of South Indian frog could be a bulwark against flu virus. A part of the mucus secreted from the skin of South Indian frogs can eliminate the H1 variety of influenza viruses. Researchers recently made ...

Frog slime could help fight future flu outbreaks - New Atlas

Frog mucus might seem like the kind of flu remedy a witch doctor would suggest, but in the future, more respected medical professionals could be prescribing it. Researchers at Emory University have found that certain peptides excreted by frogs can ...

Frog Slime Could Prevent The Next Pandemic - Gizmodo Australia

New research from Emory University School of Medicine shows that a chemical in the mucus of South Indian frogs is capable of killing certain strains of the influenza virus. It will take a while for scientists to translate this finding into a useful ...

Frog slime kills flu virus - ScienceBlog.com (blog)

A component of the skin mucus secreted by South Indian frogs can kill the H1 variety of influenza viruses, researchers from Emory Vaccine Center and the Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology in India have discovered. Frogs' skins were known to secrete ...

Slimy Frog Might Be a Flu Fighter - Arizona Daily Star

TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It sounds like weird science, but the slime that coats the skin of South Indian frogs might fight some strains of the flu. A new mouse study suggests this is so, although research in animals frequently doesn ...

The Frog Slime Cure for Flu - NBCNews.com

A compound found in the protective slime of an Indian frog blows apart flu viruses and might become a powerful new drug to treat influenza, researchers reported Tuesday. The compound, a small structure called a peptide, cured mice of killer doses of ...