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Frogs may hold the key to flu treatment

April 18, 2017 07:00 PM

Frogs could help kill the flu virus.

Scientists at Emory Vaccine Center have been studying the South Indian Frog. They've found a compound in the frog's skin secretions, called urumin, disrupts the stability of the H1 flu virus, essentially killing it.

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It's already been successful in protecting unvaccinated mice.

Researchers hope it could be used in humans when vaccines aren't available.

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