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2012-03-19 19:19:07

A new study by University of Notre Dame biologist Michael Pfrender and a team of researchers from the University of Nevada-Reno, Utah State University and the University of Virginia suggests that snakes from different regions of the world have evolved a similar, remarkable resistance to a deadly neurotoxin. The finding, which appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, greatly increases scientists' understanding of the genetic basis of adaptation and is a model for...

Snakes Evolve Along Similar Path Of Poison Resistance Say Biologists
2012-03-06 04:57:40

Utah State University biologists have long studied varied species of North American garter snakes that have evolved an amazing resistance to a deadly neurotoxin found in innocuous-looking newts, a favorite food of the snakes. The researchers have now discovered that snakes of different types in Central and South America and Asia have evolved the same resistance in a strikingly similar way. The findings, by USU alum Chris Feldman, PhD´08, now a faculty member at the University of...

2008-07-25 18:00:56

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 25, 2008) - WEX Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("WEX" or the "Company") (TSX:WXI) announced today that Dr. Neil Hagen, the lead investigator for WEX's Phase III clinical trial of TTX, will make a presentation titled "Tetrodotoxin (TTX): From Poison to Medicine" at the IXth World Conference on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Quebec City, Quebec on July 28. For more information, please see www.cpt2008.com. About TTX Tetrodotoxin (TTX), a...

2008-06-21 15:00:15

Two women, ages 54 and 83, are dead after eating the poisonous puffer fish in Malaysia, a health department official said. Dr. Mohd Khairi Yakub, director of the state health department, said the two women, thought to be the first puffer fish fatalities in Malaysia, were among 36 people who suffered food poisoning after eating the dangerous animal, The Star reported Saturday. Yakub said all of the incidents occurred between May 6 and June 10. The 34 have recovered fully, he said Friday....

2007-08-23 03:10:00

BANGKOK, Thailand - Unscrupulous vendors in Thailand have been selling meat of the deadly puffer fish disguised as salmon, causing the deaths of more than 15 people over the past three years, a doctor said Thursday. Although banned since 2002, puffer fish continues to be sold in large quantities at local markets and restaurants, said Narin Hiransuthikul of Bangkok's Chulalonkorn University Hospital. "Some sellers dye the meat of puffer fish and make it look like salmon which is very...


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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