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The frog Hydrophylax bahuvistara, which produces a flu-fighting compound found in mucus on its skin. | Sanil George and Jessica Shartouny
Animals

Frog Mucus Compound Kills Many Strains of the Human Flu

A molecule found in frog mucus could lead to future drugs that may both treat and prevent illness resulting from various strains of the H1 influenza virus.

April 18, 2017
12:00 PM EDT
A side-by-side electron microscope image of a flu virus before (left) and after (right) being exposed to urumin, a virus-fighting compound found in frog mucus. | David Holthausen

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