There aren’t many people who like bees, but could they help fight HIV? Turns out, it could.
Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have developed nanoparticles loaded with bee venom that could help destroy HIV cells. The nanoparticles would be applied using a vaginal gel possibly destroying the HIV virus before it has a chance to reach infection.
The new study shows that melittin loaded onto these nanoparticles does not harm normal cells.