Health Tip on Venom of Wasp - Potential Treatment for Parkinson''s Disease

A new family of peptides in the venom of the wasp Ampulex compressa, when injected into the brain of a cockroach, could control the mind of the cockroach, and might even help researchers develop better Parkinson''s disease treatments. After being stung by a parasitic wasp, the American cockroach loses control of its behavior, becoming host to the wasp''s egg. Days later, the hatchling consumes the cockroach alive.

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