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Rattlesnake venom compound points to promising new painkiller

Publicado em 14 fevereiro 2020
New research has found a toxin extracted from the venom of a South American rattlesnake can function as an effective analgesic for neuropathic pain. The Brazilian study reveals the venom’s toxicity can be reduced by encapsulating it in tiny silica particles, with early animal studies delivering promising results. Crotoxin is the main neurotoxin found in venom of the South American rattlesnake Crotalus durissus terrificus. The toxin's therapeutic potential has been well studied [...]