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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Malayan Pit Viper Venom in Medicine

65 hospitals are participating in a study for a trial drug utilizing an anticoagulant from venom of the Malayan pit viper. The drug is hoped to help break up blood clots in ischemic stroke victims, reducing greater brain cell damage. (News source.)

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