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2011-03-18 13:40:00

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BTG International Inc., the specialist healthcare company, advises that Poison Prevention Week, which occurs during the third week of March each year, is an ideal time to review proper protocol in the event of actual or suspected poisoning. Knowing what steps to take can reduce potential damage and even prevent death. Accidental ingestion of harmful substances by children is a concern for parents, but many people may not realize that...

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...

2011-02-25 09:00:00

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Confronting a rattler may be a minor challenge for Rooster Cogburn in the Coen brothers' Oscar-nominated remake of True Grit, but proper handling of poor Mattie's snakebite was a major ordeal in the old West. The tough-as-nails U.S. Marshall unknowingly perpetuates Hollywood myth by doing precisely the opposite of proper snakebite protocol, although the hero does get it right when it comes to the need for speed in seeking immediate...

2011-02-03 00:00:39

Therapik® provides bug bite relief and bug bite treatment, in a new, mess-free, drug-free and eco-friendly way. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) February 2, 2011 The FDA confirmed the following: Therapik® is indicated for use to provide temporary bug bite relief, from the pain and itching resulting from insect stings and bites from bees, wasps and mosquitoes, by increasing localized blood flow. Eco-friendly, as well as drug-free and mess-free, Therapik® uses directed heat to...

2010-12-01 10:00:00

...and how you can avoid snakebites in the first place ROSEMONT, Ill., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Should you be the victim of a snakebite, the best thing you can do is get to a hospital as quickly as possible, according to a new review article from the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). Current medical treatments, including new medications and surgery, if necessary, are far more effective for snakebites than anything you can do on your own....

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...

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, according to research from the University of Leeds. The study, published online in Cardiovascular Research, reports that one of the scorpion's toxins, margatoxin, is at least 100 times more potent at preventing neointimal hyperplasia - the most comon cause of bypass graft failure - than any other known compound. Neointimal hyperplasia is the blood...

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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...

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2010-06-21 14:15:00

In a breakthrough, UCI chemists create synthetic antibodies that block bee venom UC Irvine researchers have developed the first "plastic antibodies" successfully employed in live organisms "“ stopping the spread of bee venom through the bloodstream of mice. Tiny polymeric particles "“ just 1/50,000th the width of a human hair "“ were designed to match and encase melittin, a peptide in bee venom that causes cells to rupture, releasing their contents. Large quantities of...

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...


Latest Venom Reference Libraries

Amazonian Giant Centipede, Scolopendra gigantean
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: Puerto Rican Giant Centipede, Scolopendra gigantea; Vieques, Puerto Rico. Credit: Katka Nemčoková/Wikipedia  (CC BY-SA 3.0) The Amazonian giant centipede (Scolopendra gigantean), also known as the Peruvian giant yellow-leg centipede, can be found in areas of the Caribbean and South America. Its range includes Saint Thomas, Grenada, Jamaica, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the island of seychelles Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, the Trinidad Islands, and western and northern regions...

Giant Redheaded Centipede, Scolopendra heros
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Scolopendra heros, also referred to as the Giant Redheaded Centipede, calls parts of the southern central and southwestern United States, as well as a significant portion of Mexico, its home. It has not been found west of the Colorado River. Varying in length from 6.5 to 8 inches, its trunk has 21 to 23 pairs of legs. The body is aposematically colored. This is a defensive coloration meant to scare off potential predators. There are several color varients within the species, depending...

Elongate Surgeonfish, Acanthurus mata
2012-04-02 17:23:07

The Elongate Surgeonfish, (Acanthurus mata), is a species of tropical fish found in the Indo-Pacific, and can be found as far north as Southern Japan and south to the Great Barrier Reef. Some also live as far west as South Africa and as far east as the Tuamotu Islands. Its main habitat is steep slopes around coral reefs. This is a light blue fish with numerous brown stripes running down the length of the body, although over time it is able to change color to become blue overall. It has a...

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2009-05-02 21:49:31

The Six-eyed Sand Spider (Sicarius hahni) is a species of arachnid found in southern Africa. It is found mostly in deserts and other sandy areas. The genus name, sicarius, is Latin for "murderer" or "assassin". This species is named after arachnologist Carl Wilhelm Hahn. The binomial name is interpreted as "Hahn's assassin". Due to the flattened stance and position of the legs, this species is also sometimes known as the Six-eyed Crab Spider. Studies of the venom of this spider have led...

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2007-02-12 21:23:02

The Black Mamba, Dendroaspis polylepis, is a venomous snake from Africa. They can be found in scrub land, bushes and small trees. They tend to live in permanent lairs for long periods if not disturbed. They usually make their homes in vacated insect mounds or hollow trees. The Black Mamba is the largest venomous snake in Africa and the second largest venomous snake in the world. It grows to an average length of 8 feet and may even grow to over 14 feet. It gets its name from the inky...

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