Tag: "venom" at medical news
New drug development facility helps move medicines to market
...linical development of a new pain killer made from venom
of the Australian marine cone snail and Brisbane company Progen Industries Limited with a new cancer treatment that is now being tested in human trials in hospitals around the world. "Australian biotech companies, universities, research institutes...
Drug derived from snake venom not effective if given late in the treatment of stroke
...he Lancet. Ancrod contains a purified fraction of venom
from the Malaysian pit viper. It is a promising biological agent that acts on bloods ability to clot. A previous trial has shown that ancrod has a favourable effect on ischaemic stroke when given within a 3 hour window. In the European Stroke Treatm...
Synthetic version of scorpion venom delivers radioactive iodine to malignant brain tumors
...ctive iodine using a man-made version of scorpion venom
as a carrier targets deadly brain tumors called g... or protein particle, that naturally occurs in the venom
of the Giant Yellow Israeli scorpion. TM-601 binds to glioma cells and has an unusual ability to pas...
Stanford snake venom study shows that certain cells may eliminate poison
...es side with the victim, at least in four kinds of venom
that were used in their experiments. Their finding...by allergens, it seemed plausible that introducing venom
into the body would trigger a similar response. But Galli and Martin Metz, MD, a postdoctoral schola...
Radioactive scorpion venom for fighting cancer
...op a promising new therapy for brain cancer. The venom
of the yellow Israeli scorpion preferentially atta...d TM-601, it contains an artificial version of the venom
protein, attached to a radioactive substance called iodine-131 (I-131). When it enters the bloodstr...
Outcomes of patients in trials; Better blood pressure treatment; Snake bites, and more
... venom. The animals' immune systems respond to the venom
by producing the antivenoms. However, when given t...these genes are likely to cause illness. A snake's venom
gland, where the venom
is made, can be analysed this way. The Liverpool researchers wanted to use th...