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  1. Integrating lay knowledge and practice into snakebite prevention and care in central Africa, a hotspot for envenomation

    Contributor(s):: Duda, Romain, Monteiro, Wuelton M., Giles-Vernick, Tamara

  2. Deadly cures: how venomous animals could save your life | Glenn King | TEDxUQ

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    | Contributor(s):: Glenn King

    Creepy crawlies are much more than the stuff of nightmares. Animal venoms have numerous properties that could serve as exceptional therapeutics for life-threatening medical conditions. Professor Glenn King, a pioneer in development of new applications for animal venom, believes the next...

  3. Human-Spider Entanglements: Understanding and Managing the Good, the Bad, and the Venomous

    | Contributor(s):: Lemelin, Raynald Harvey, Yen, Alan

    Considering the fear that spiders can generate in humans, examining human-spider interactions in urban settings may at first glance appear odd. However, human-spider interactions, which occur quite frequently in urban settings, do not necessarily have to be negative; they can, in some cases,...

  4. The nose may not know: Dogs’ reactions to rattlesnake odours

    | Contributor(s):: Mulholland, Michele M., Olivas, Victoria, Caine, Nancy G.

    According to anecdotal reports from dog (Canis lupus familiaris) owners and data from veterinary studies, domestic dogs often fail to avoid, and indeed will approach, venomous snakes. Accordingly, we tested the hypothesis that odours associated with rattlesnakes will elicit investigation, but not...

  5. The secrets of spider venom | Michel Dugon

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    | Contributor(s):: Michel Dugon

    Spider venom can stop your heart within minutes, cause unimaginable pain -- and potentially save your life, says zoologist Michel Dugon. As a tarantula crawls up and down his arm, Dugon explains the medical properties of this potent toxin and how it might be used to produce the next generation...

  6. The Correlation Between Snakebites And Meteorological Variations

    | Contributor(s):: Chang Na

    Background: In the United States, approximately 45,000 snakebites occur annually and affect many people including veterinarians and farmers.1 Snakebites can cause significant pain and morbidity such as severe bleeding and skin necrosis. Better predictive information on snakebite risk could help...

  7. Poisonous Snakes and Snakebite in the U.S.: A Brief Review

    | Contributor(s):: Sherman A. Minton

    This article briefly reviews some current ideas regarding snakebite in the Uniled States. Twenty species of native venomous snakes occur and include 15 species of rattlesnakes, the copperhead and cottonmouth, two species of coral snakes, and one seasnake. Snake venoms contain a variety of...

  8. Best Articles Relevant to Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

  9. Animal Toxins and Human Disease: From Single Component to Venomics, from Biochemical Characterization to Disease mechanisms, from Crude Venom Utilization to Rational Drug Design

    | Contributor(s):: Qiu-Min Lu, Ren Lai, Yun Zhang

    Many animals produced a diversity of venoms and secretions to adapt the changes of environments through the long history of evolution. The components including a large quantity of specific and highly active peptides and proteins have become good research models for protein structure-function and...

  10. Brown treesnakes: a potential invasive species for the United States

    | Contributor(s):: Kahl, S. S., Henke, S. E., Hall, M. A., Britton, D. K.

  11. Scientific registers and knowledge adduced in Philumenus' About Venomous Beasts

    | Contributor(s):: Zucker, Arnaud

  12. Snakes as a source of health: the use of their body in Graeco-Roman medical practices

    | Contributor(s):: Gaillard-Seux, Patricia

  13. Snakes that drink water, wine, or blood: what do snakes drink according to ancient sources?

    | Contributor(s):: Trinquier, Jean