Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Made Up Phenomenon: Can 'super bananas' tackle HIV?

Monday, 22 March 2010

The Donal MacIntyre team investigates reports that a substance in bananas called "BanLec" could be as effective as some anti-HIV drugs.
Reporter Bob Howard's suspicions about the truth of these reports were confirmed when he spoke to Professor David Markovitz from the University of Michigan whose research into bananas was being cited.
Donal MacIntyre was broadcast on BBC Radio 5 live on Sunday 21 March 2010.

Bananas prevent HIV infection (on scienceblog.com)

Chemicals found in bananas are better at preventing HIV than two current syntheticanti-HIV Drugs

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