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

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.

Published On 04/18/2017
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