Snake Bit? Chemists Figure Out How to Easily and Cheaply Halt Venom's Spread

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 15:01 in Biology & Nature

Chemists at the University of California, Irvine have developed a way to neutralize deadly snake venom more cheaply and effectively than with traditional anti-venom - an innovation that could spare millions of people the loss of life or limbs each year.In the U.S., human snakebite deaths are rare - about five a year - but the treatment could prove useful for dog owners, mountain bikers and other outdoor enthusiasts brushing up against nature at ankle level.

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