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Banana Protein May Help Kill Viruses

Bananas are one of those foods — they're a good source of all kinds of vitamins and minerals, they can help fight depression, ward off muscle cramps, lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack. Now, bananas could provide a new weapon against viruses. According to a recently published study, a protein found in bananas known as lectin — or, colloqially, as BanLec — is being turned into a drug that may someday be used to fight viral infections. Shown to disarm...

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