- In quest of pharmacological potential of snake venom. Kanwal, Salma; Khan Sherwani, Sikandar; Kausar, Rana // Technology Times;1/22/2015, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p3
The article presents the author's views on the potential therapeutic use of Black Cobra venom which reportedy consists of various substances including protein enzymes.
- Snake venom strikes at heart attacks. // National Geographic;May98, Vol. 193 Issue 5, p142
Mentions that Merck Research Laboratories synthesized one of the proteins found in saw-scaled viper's venom to design a drug called Aggrestat, used to prevent blood clots that can trigger heart attacks.
- Biting back at cancer. Knight, Jonathan // New Scientist;12/23/2000-12/30/2000, Vol. 168 Issue 2270/2271, p12
Discusses the idea to use snake venom to fight cancer. Use of contortrostatin by Francis Markland et al to stop metastasis in cancer; Discussion of the use of integrins by cells.
- Snake-like cunning combats prion diseases. MacKenzie, Debora // New Scientist;04/07/2001, Vol. 170 Issue 2285, p6
Discusses the use of cobra venom to block immune processes which help prion proteins cause diseases such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, scrapie and vCJD. How deformed prions cause disease; Interruption of immune processes in mice; Use of toxins in cobra venom to suppress the complement...
- Crotalid venoms. // Reactions Weekly;7/13/2013, Issue 1461, p16
An abstract of the article "Cushing syndrome arising during alternative allergy treatment with homeopathic preparations and snake venom," by K. Wiesner and colleagues is presented.
- Reversing the effects of stroke. // New York Amsterdam News;02/11/99, Vol. 99 Issue 7, p43
Discloses the results of a clinical trial examining the effects of Ancrod, an experimental stroke drug derived from the venom of a pit viper snake. Presentation of the study at the 24th American Heart Association International Conference on Stroke and Cerebral Circulation; Percentage of...
- Snake Venom Protein Paralyzes Cancer Cells. Finn, Robert // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;02/21/2001, Vol. 93 Issue 4, p261
Reports the efficacy of contortrostatin, a snake venom protein, in paralyzing cancer cells. Block on cell migration; Interaction with integrins; Inhibition of tumor dissemination and angiogenesis.
- VALUABLE VENOM. Elgin, Judy // National Geographic Extreme Explorer;Sep2015, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p2
The article offers information on snake venom, how it can be used to heal and make antivenoms. These information are collected by snake hunters like Zoltan Takacs who collect tissue and blood samples and send it to labs. One of the first drugs made came from the Brazilian pit viper whose venom...
- Snake venom may prevent. Investor's Business Daily // Investors Business Daily;11/17/2015, pA02
The article reports on the study conducted by Rice University in Texas and funded by the U.S. National Institute of Health and nonprofit organization Welch Foundation, which suggests that snake venom combined with nanofibers on rats may prevent blood clots during surgery.