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 already being investigated in human medicine, but has shown (like many drugs) to have a similar effect in mans best friends too.

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