Study: A cure for the flu could come from frog slime

ATLANTA, GA (NBC News) — According to a new study, a cure for a nasty bug could come from an even nastier place … frog slime!

That’s right, a compound in the skin secretions of the South Indian Frog may be able to kill the flu!

Scientists at Emory Vaccine Center say the compound, called Urumin, disrupts the stability of the H-1 flu virus.

It’s already been successful in protecting unvaccinated mice, and researchers hope it could be used in humans when vaccines are unavailable. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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