November 25, 2020

This frog’s slime can destroy flu viruses

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BY MARIA GALLUCCI From Mashable Flu virus, meet frog slime. A component of mucus — yum — from the skin of South Indian frogs can destroy the H1 variety of influenza viruses, a new study found. Defensive compounds in frogs’ skins were already known to protect the amphibians against bacteria. But those same compounds can […]