Tagged: poison

Animal venoms don’t just cause pain, they may soon be a cure for it too - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 16, 2018

Richard Lewis, The University of Queensland This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Bites or stings from venomous animals or insects can be dangerous; they lead to numerous fatalities globally each year despite the development of antivenoms that can neutralise many of their worst effects. But research into their molecular components … Read More

Nerve agents: what are they and how do they work? - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 12, 2018

Simon Cotton, University of Birmingham This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter are in a critical condition in a hospital in Salisbury, UK, following exposure to an unknown nerve agent. Several locations in the city have been cordoned off and decontaminated … Read More

Science Tank | Snake Bite - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 10, 2018

The Russell’s viper (Daboia russelii) is a highly venomous Old World viper found throughout Asia, the Indian subcontinent and a great deal of Southeast Asia. The name derives from the Hindi word meaning “the lurker” or “that lies hid”. Other names for the Russell’s viper include Daboia, chain viper, Indian Russell’s viper, common Russell’s viper, chain snake, scissors snake and seven pacer. Read More