Bee venom-loaded nanoparticles kill HIV

Print edition : April 05, 2013

Nanoparticles (purple) carrying melittin (green) fuse with HIV (small circles with spiked outer ring), destroying the virus' protective envelope. Molecular bumpers (small red ovals) prevent the nanoparticles from harming the body's normal cells. Photo: Joshua Hood, Washington University School of Medicine

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