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Opossum-based antidote to snake venom could save thousands of lives

A peptide found in opossums that can be manufactured easily could provide a novel and inexpensive antidote for venomous snake and scorpion bites. The researchers behind the discovery believe it could save thousands of lives worldwide, without the side effects of current antivenom treatments. Worldwide, an estimated 421,000 cases of poisonous snake bites and 20,000 […]

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