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  1. I really liked your poster and thought your research was super interesting! Why do you think that the Western Honey Bee venom worked better without the radiation, and do you think this is promising for future cancer treatments with less side effects?

    1. First off congradulations! To clarify the bee venom with out radiation didn’t kill more flies than the bee venom with. Instead the bee venom with radiation had a lower percent survival but did not fall outside of two standard deviations of the negative control with radiation so it is not a hit. However the bee venom without radiation was two standard deviations outside of the negative control without radation so it is a hit. As for why it was a hit without versus with is inconclusive from this project and a series dosage of the venom is needed to find out at what dose the benefits are maximized. I do think this could be a promising chemotherapy because it was pretty close to being a hit with radiation, and there already has been research on bee venom in breast cancer.

  2. Great presentation! Do you foresee this research being used in actual humans with cancer? Given the potency of venom, and the current treatments of cancer, would this research have real potential impacts?

    1. Possibly, if the anti proliferation agent in the Cottonmouth Venom can be isolated and not carry most of the negative effects of the venom it very well could be!

  3. Very interesting Presentation! With this knowledge do you hypothesize success with this being a clinical trial for humans?

    1. Honestly it is to early to tell for the Cottonmouth Venom. Way more research is needed before human trials could start same with bee venom. However, in the case of the Blue Scorpion its being used everyday to treat cancer in Cuba!

  4. Great job presenting. Could this be used for cancer patients that could potentially have an allergic reaction to venom?

    1. If the anti proliferation agent can be isolated from the venom it probably could be used in patents who are allergic. Mainly because there are only a few proteins in bee venom that cause anaphylaxis.

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