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2013-04-27 23:01:29

A recent Wall Street Journal article reports on the use of bee venom in a number of high-end anti-aging beauty products. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Beverly Hills is skeptical that bee venom provides long-term benefits. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 27, 2013 According to an April 26, 2013 Wall Street Journal report, bee venom is being touted as a key ingredient in a number of expensive moisturizers and anti-aging serums. Bee venom as an anti-aging ingredient got a boost in 2011 when it was...

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2011-05-17 07:34:24

The biophysics of snakebites For years Professor Leo von Hemmen, a biophysicist at the TU Muenchen, and Professor Bruce Young, a biologist at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, have been researching the sense of hearing in snakes. While discussing the toxicity of their snakes, it dawned on them that only few snakes inject their venom into their victims' bodies using hollow poison fangs. Yet, even though the vast majority of poisonous reptiles lack hollow fangs, they are effective...

2011-03-14 00:00:26

A small company in Newtown Pa, Media Venom, is reinventing the instore radio Industry, by making it simple and affordable. As a business owner you are always on the look out for the best and easiest to work with for less. Media Venom has made an instore radio system that does just that. Newtown, PA (PRWEB) March 12, 2011 Media Venom knows the advantages of having an instore radio system. They also know how costly it can be. Armed with a system that looks to change the instore radio...

2010-10-27 20:30:03

Scientists have discovered the secret of how an amazing sea snail injects its venom after shooting a harpoon-like tooth into its prey "” or some unlucky swimmer "” at jetliner speeds. The creatures, called cone snails, use a highly specialized structure that instantly pumps the paralyzing venom through the tooth and into its target. Their study appears in ACS' monthly Journal of Proteome Research. Helena Safavi-Hemami, Anthony Purcell and colleagues note that cone snails live...

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2010-07-22 09:40:00

Four never before discovered species of octopus--as well as venom that remains effective at sub-zero temperatures--have been located by researchers, according to a Wednesday press release from the University of Melbourne. An international team of researchers, including experts from the University of Melbourne, the Norwegian University of Technology and Science and the University of Hamburg, are responsible for the discovery--which, according to the press release could wind up "significantly...

2010-06-02 07:30:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Bulldog Equipment LLC, a leading manufacturer of tactical and assault gear for the government, military and law enforcement organizations within the continental United States has decided to spread its wings. Bulldog has now unveiled Venom Industries LLC, a new gear company to service the retail market. The vision at Venom is to ensure the highest standards of safety and reliability, while enhancing the end-user's performance. This innovative...

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2010-02-16 15:32:44

Scorpion venom is notoriously poisonous "” but it might be used as an alternative to dangerous and addictive painkillers like morphine, a Tel Aviv University researcher claims. Prof. Michael Gurevitz of Tel Aviv University's Department of Plant Sciences is investigating new ways for developing a novel painkiller based on natural compounds found in the venom of scorpions. These compounds have gone through millions of years of evolution and some show high efficacy and specificity for...

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2010-01-14 11:35:00

Abandon any notion that the duck-billed platypus is a soft and cuddly creature -- maybe like Perry the Platypus in the Phineas and Ferb cartoon. This platypus, renowned as one of the few mammals that lay eggs, also is one of only a few venomous mammals. The males can deliver a mega-sting that causes immediate, excruciating pain, like hundreds of hornet stings, leaving victims incapacitated for weeks. Now scientists are reporting an advance toward deciphering the chemical composition of the...

2009-09-29 09:57:04

A South African spider more poisonous than its cousin the black widow is spreading throughout the most southern part of California, authorities said. The brown widow first was spotted in San Diego in 2004 and since has multiplied by the thousands, KTLA-TV reported Tuesday. The brown widow recently was seen as far south as Imperial Beach, near the Mexican border, and as far north as Carlsbad in northern San Diego County. Brown widows are also being seen inland, rather than just in ocean...

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2009-07-01 06:26:34

Transcriptomic tests have uncovered the protein composition of venom from the Scorpiops jendeki scorpion. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Genomics have carried out the first ever venom analysis in this arachnid, and discovered nine novel poison molecules, never before seen in any scorpion species. Yibao Ma worked with a team of researchers from Wuhan University, China, to study the sting of S. jendeki, a member of the family Euscorpiidae, which covers Europe, Asia, Africa,...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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