Posts Tagged ‘scorpion venom’

What is all the excitement about scorpion venoms?

Scorpions are an ancient group of arthropods who have evolved venom to subdue other invertebrates and even as an aphrodisiac in courtship. This potent cocktail of proteins peptides and other bio-molecules represents a wealth of new chemcial matter for drug discovery. As a result two of the top ten articles published in Toxicon are devoted…

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Happy New Year – venom cures natural cancer in pet dogs

Happy 2015 to all our followers past, present and future. We thought we’d start the year with a heart warming story. Tumour paint, developed from the venom of the death stalker scorpion Leiurus quinquestriatus has now been shown to be vital in aiding the survival of pet dogs that spontaneously developed cancer. This amazing tool is…

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