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Dogfish shark chemical squalamine 'stops human viruses'
BBC ^ | September 20, 2011 | Unknown

Posted on 09/20/2011 3:21:09 PM PDT by decimon

A chemical found in the dogfish shark could be a safe and potent weapon against human viruses, say scientists.

Noting how powerful the shark's natural immunity to viral infections is, the researchers set about finding out why.

They already knew that the fish makes a compound called squalamine that it uses to fighting off bacteria.

Lab tests revealed squalamine is also a good antiviral candidate, killing a broad spectrum of human and animal viruses, PNAS journal reports.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: bacteria; cancer; dogfishshark; shark; squalamine; virus
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To: Smokin' Joe

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21 posted on 09/22/2011 10:17:27 AM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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22 posted on 09/22/2011 11:27:50 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

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23 posted on 09/22/2011 11:33:48 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012 !)
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24 posted on 09/22/2011 11:39:44 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: GOPJ

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25 posted on 09/22/2011 11:41:07 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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Thanks decimon & neverdem. Pearly whites ping.


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27 posted on 09/22/2011 9:31:46 PM PDT by bitt ( Obama is so unpopular now that the Kenyans say he was definitely born in Hawaii)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda; SunkenCiv; decimon
Yes but can it stop the Obamataxaholic virus?

It'll take a Great White...

28 posted on 09/23/2011 5:09:14 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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