Will snakes shed their poisonous image?

August 1991
New Scientist;8/3/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1780, p16
Reports on the therapeutic potential of snake venom in the U.S. Mechanism of action of the clot-dissolving agent kistrin; Structural feature of kistrin.


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