Tag: "venomous" at medical news
Chemical in Gila monster's saliva yields Alzheimer drug
...n experimental drug derived from the saliva of the venomous
Gila monster is one of a growing crop of new drugs that are being developed to improve memory and learning. The bite of the Gila monster, a native lizard to the southwest United States and Mexico, can be deadly but its saliva also contains a chemical...
More Lizards, Including Pets, Found Venomous
...tudy effectively doubles the number of potentially venomous
reptile species to 4,600 from 2,300. Snake toxins are widely used in medicines to treat epilepsy, haemophilia, high blood pressure and thrombosis. It is speculated that the lizard venom may prove even more useful. For some reason, the molecules in li...
Reservation boycott by Medical student fraternity continues in Bangalore
The demon of reservation has once again spread its venomous
heads and is engulfing the student community. It is to the medical students’ displeasure. // As there strong opposition undergraduate students of the Bangalore Medical College staged a dharna in the Victoria Hospital campus. They were protesting aga...
Neurotoxins might Reverse Mononeuronal Disease – Study Find
...ions of years of evolution and competition between venomous
species has resulted in deadly neurotoxins capable of blocking neuronal communication. I am using our knowledge of the mode of action of these neurotoxins to design a selective motoneuron delivery system that could change our way of treating motoneur...