Wasp Venom Kills Cancer Cells

The social wasp Polybia paulista protects itself against predators by producing venom known to contain a powerful cancer-fighting ingredient. A Biophysical Journal study published September 1 reveals exactly how the venom’s toxin—called MP1 (Polybia-MP1)—selectively kills cancer cells without harming normal cells. MP1 interacts with lipids that are abnormally distributed on the surface of cancer cells, […]

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Wedding Proposal Saved By Strangers

A Charlotte-area couple certainly has an engagement to remember after the soon-to-be groom dropped the engagement ring into the ocean while attempting to propose. Kayla Harrity, 24, works for the Town of Waxhaw. She and her boyfriend, 25-year-old Matthew Picca, are on a vacation with her family in Southport, NC when he decided to surprise […]

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Model Shares Anorexia Recovery Story

Amalie isn’t your normal food blogger. Where most people snap pics of juicy burgers, ramen bowls and cheese plates, Amalie shares photos of Nutella-covered pancakes, bowls of candy and ice-cream sundaes. That’s because the 20-year-old is trying to gain weight — not lose it — as she documents her recovery as an anorexic. Amalie’s struggles […]

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