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rattlesnake
2015-01-16 16:28:13

It turns out that rattlesnakes are not only dangerous, but sneaky too, as the nature of their venom varies depending on geographical location and greatly affects the treatment for bites.

burmese python
2014-12-09 07:11:16

Genomic mapping has changed the way animals are labeled as venomous or not. For example, if an animal's oral glands show expression of some of the 20 gene families associated with "venom toxins," current thinking labels that species as venomous.

Two Venomous Snakes That Evolved Separately Are Strikingly Similar
2014-06-11 15:19:40

North American and Australian snakes evolved independently, but into similar body types over millions of years. These snakes are stout-bodied and highly camouflaged, which help them move and ambush prey more efficiently.

2014-04-22 23:15:35

The North American Snakebite Registry was created by The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) in 2013.

2014-01-21 23:32:19

The American College of Medical Toxicology will sponsor the Natural Toxins Academy: Clinical Applications of Cutting-Edge Research in Phoenix, Arizona on March 27, 2014.

Nasal Spray For Snake Bite Paralysis
2013-07-31 04:44:16

A team of California researchers has developed a novel approach to treating venomous snakebites by administering antiparalytics topically via a nasal spray, a breakthrough that could dramatically reduce the estimated 125,000 global snakebite fatalities each year.

2013-06-11 23:26:35

The American College of Medical Toxicology has launched a national registry of patients with snakebite, with the goals of advancing our understanding of how venoms affect the human body and improving

2013-03-21 16:08:10

Warmer weather coaxes snakes out of hiding, and it’s important to know what to do after a snake bite.

2013-02-27 11:09:07

The powerful venom of the saw-scaled viper Echis carinatus contains both anticoagulants and coagulants.

2012-12-20 15:12:33

Snakebite injuries account for around two phone queries every week to the UK National Poisons Information Service, indicates an audit published online in Emergency Medicine Journal.


Word of the Day
dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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