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2010-10-22 18:54:52

A toxin found in the venom of the Central American bark scorpion (Centruroides margaritatus) could hold the key to reducing heart bypass failures.

2010-06-21 10:11:00

ORLANDO, Fla., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Scorpion munition was successfully flight tested June 17 from a C-130 aircraft at Yuma Proving Ground, AZ.

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2010-03-29 14:58:12

A Brazilian scorpion has provided researchers at North Carolina State University and East Carolina University insight into venom’s effects on the ability of certain cells to release critical components.

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2010-03-12 12:25:00

New evidence that specialized adaptations are not evolutionary dead ends.

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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.

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2010-02-11 09:55:00

Any way you look at it -- by sheer weight, species diversity or population -- the hard-shelled, joint-legged creepy crawlies called arthropods dominate planet Earth.

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2010-01-11 11:25:00

TAU researcher uses scorpion venom to develop a safe and ecologically sound pest control method.

2009-07-20 14:51:51

A venomous scorpion hitched a ride on a jet plane bound from Phoenix to Indianapolis and stung one passenger before it was captured when the aircraft landed. Marilee McInnis, a spokeswoman for Southwest Airlines, said the passenger was not seriously hurt and the Arizona bark scorpion and five of its babies were destroyed Sunday after Flight 2093 arrived at Indianapolis International Airport, the Indianapolis Star reported Monday. Airport spokeswoman Susan Sullivan said Douglas Herbstsommer,...

2009-07-09 16:31:07

A Chinese team of scientists has identified the protein composition of venom from the Scorpiops jendeki scorpion. Wuhan University researchers said their findings -- from the first venom analysis of the arachnid -- uncovered nine novel poison molecules never before seen in a scorpion species. The scientists led by Yibao Ma of the university's Laboratory of Virology studied the sting of S.

2009-02-03 00:27:46

A Marks Tey, England, grocer said he was stung on the finger by a scorpion that stowed away in a box of bananas he purchased in London. Daniel Amey, 30, said he bought the box of bananas from Spitalfields Market in London for his grocery store, The Food Co., The Daily Telegraph reported Monday. I put my hand in the box and thought I had cut it but by the time I was carrying the bananas, my finger had swollen up to twice its size and it felt like it was burning, Amey said.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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