Frog secretions contain medically active compounds, study finds

12/19/2012 | National Public Radio

Russian scientists have isolated 76 compounds from the body secretions of frogs that may have medical applications for humans. Production of synthetic compounds that mimic these frog peptides may lead to new drugs for people, although it is often a long and arduous process to develop a drug from a natural substance, notes Jun O. Liu, a pharmacology professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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