On the Web - An interesting article about new findings on the different toxins of snake venom and how they vary and are developed differently among different types of venomous snakes.
Work With Snake Venom Could Lead to Cancer Cure
The Reptile Report - “This was really just sort of a ‘stars aligned correctly’ kind of thing,” said Professor Stephen Mackessy, who works in the College of Natural and Health Sciences. “I had just received some grant money in 2006, and I had an undergraduate — a highly intelligent, motivated individual — who was interested in working with cancer.”
Mackessy is speaking about his ongoing research in possible treatments for certain types of cancer using certain compounds in snake venom. The research has attracted the attention of some important patrons, likely because of its innovative nature.
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