Skip to comments.Bee, scorpion and snake venom may hold cancer cure
Posted on 08/17/2014 8:05:51 AM PDT by Innovative
A scientist at the University of Illinois, Dipanjan Pan, and his team say they may have found a way to stop cancer cell growth, according to a paper presented at the American Chemical Society conference this week.
The work is in very early stages, but has shown success in stopping breast cancer and melanoma cell growth in lab tests. Pan's technique uses nanotechnology to deliver a synthesized element similar to the venom found in bees, snakes and scorpions.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
“Pan’s technique uses nanotechnology to deliver a synthesized element similar to the venom found in bees, snakes and scorpions.”
That is just ever so slightly different from what the headline suggests. CNN’s headline makes it sound like rubbing some snake venom on it will cure cancer. The technology is fascinating, and sounds promising. Maybe people will read past the goofy headline.
Results will be released in 2021, just prior to the lead researchers retiring.
If I found out I had cancer, I’d take a single, 30 200mg pure grape seed extract capsules and see how much existed after a week or two.
That’s roughly the amount this study used for my physical weight. Grape seed extract is GRAS.
There are plenty of newer studies for grape seed extract to support this. However, direct human studies, and not mouse, are only now under way.
When something blows up cancer cells and it’s cheap, funding isn’t as easily available.
Both the polyphenols and the gallic acid have been shown to impact cancer.
I’m not a doctor, so this for what it’s worth. There’s more to this than I can say here, though.
...that we'll never hear about again.
Not at all surprised to read this. As a general rule, the word among beekeepers is that beekeepers do not get cancer. In all my years of keeping bees, I’ve known only two bee keepers who had cancer. One of them was a very well known guy in California who died from cancer and myself who in four more months will be labeled “cancer free”. The implication is that honey been venom protects a body from cancer.
As for the article’s claim that honey bee venom is damaging to the heart, I have never heard this before and I question the source of this comment. Bee venom, for example, has been shown to lower blood pressure (a South Korean study) by an average of 20 points on both sides of the BP scale.
Possibly because the writer was aware of the use of snake venom by the alternative medicine crowd.
“Id take a single, 30 200mg pure grape seed extract
I’m trying to figure out what a “single, 30 capsules” means.
Growing up on the farm I was stung many times by wild bees which were very common then and it never was a big deal to me bit the paper making wasps were different. My mother was stung on the wrist by three of the little striped boogers we called “Guinea wasps” at one time and she said that she thought for a short time that she would die. She sat on the ground and looked very weak, she said that it felt as if her heart would jump out of her chest.
There are hundreds of chemicals that will kill cancer in lab tests. Unfortunately, most don't work in the human body.
Grapes contains resveratrol — it supposed to have a lot of healing properties, possibly treat cancer.
Resveratrol in Grape Skins Could Help Treat Cancer and More
I don’t know about grape seeds, but here is a recent article on it:
Active component of grape seed extract effective against cancer cells
My guess is that the 30 200 mg should be 30-200mg — it contains 30 mg of something combined with 200 mg of something else — one of which is probably grape seed extract.
Typing on my iPhone can do that. Sorry about that.
I meant to say, “a single dose of 30, 200mg.”
Si, thanks for noting my typo. Using my iPhone today.
Which means it's just like the thousands of similar claims that have been made over the years.
OK — thanks for the clarification, I guess you mean 200 mg of grapeseed extract — whichever way one can get it. :)
I did a quick search, found it at Swanson’s vitamins — quite inexpensive and it couldn’t hurt.
Been there, done that, have the tee shirt and still the small pit on my nose.
Once when moving hives, I was tagged by the bees about 40 times on my head. It was no picnic but now, if I get stung on the face, the pain may last 5 or 10 seconds and that is it. No big deal.
Now, three summers ago, while trimming some bushes a wasp or hornet tagged me on the bridge of my nose. Durn thing hurt for several weeks, a hole developed from the destroyed skin cells (much like the aftermath of a volcano where the cone is inverted with the top and inside being empty). I still have this indentation.
Chemically, the venom of a wasp or hornet or yellow jacket is different from honey been venom. Honey bees don’t eat meat whereas other bees do and will. Nasty effects from the meat eater’s venom.
I've never been stung by a bee in my whole life. Diagnosed with cancer at age 46. This article does make you wonder if A is connected to B somehow.
BTW, best wishes to you! It's a scary ride, but you'll get through it, too. :-)
Thanks, Innovative. There was an earlier thread I already pinged to: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3191893/posts
But I’m glad you posted the article, too, so that more people will see it. These studies always sound so hopeful, but will they ever come to pass?
A friend of mine who is a beekeeper told me about that many years ago. I keep thinking I should get some bees to sting me now and then. I know the pain wouldn’t be that bad and very temporary but I’m just too chicken to do it.
MAY? Here comes smore grant requests!
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