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Topic Title: Scorpion Venom used to Reduce Heart Bypass Failures
Created On: 10/22/2010 05:10 PM
 
 10/22/2010 05:10 PM

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AmariT

I think the title pretty much says it all. I'm always amazed by what we can find medicinal uses for. Usually, I would think that anything poisonous to humans can be excluded off of the list of potential medicines, but scorpion venom is able to help in surgery by preventing the body's natural injury response. According to the article, published on Fox:[br][br]"Leeds University scientists found that one of the scorpion's toxins, margatoxin, is at least 100 times more potent at preventing neointimal hyperplasia -- the most common cause of bypass graft failure -- than any other known compound."[br][br]I can't wait to see what the next surprising natural medication is.[br][br][url=http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/toxic-scorpion-venom-could-be-used-to-reduce-heart-bypass-failures-ncx-102210]Read the full article here [/url]
     
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