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Frog Substance Shown to Kill Human Flu Viruses

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A frog found in India secretes a substance that has been shown to be highly effective at killing influenza viruses.

Researchers at Emory University in Atlanta say the secreted peptide — a subunit of a protein chain — kills dozens of flu strains that plague humans. It is effective against H1 viruses, including ones that could cause pandemics.  

Unlike humans, frogs don't have an immune system that is capable of protecting them against pathogens like viruses and bacteria. But...

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