Frog skin could hold the key to curing flu

Curing the flu with the skin of frogs -- it's not as far-fetched as it sounds.

Some mucus on frog skin contains antimicrobial peptides that can neutralize bacteria, viruses and fungi.

A peptide, named urumin, specifically targets H1 flu viruses.

Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine discovered the flu-killing power of these peptides only under a microscope and in lab mice.

More research is needed to determine how effective a peptide can be in helping humans beat the flu.