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March 30, 2017

The chemistry of snake venom

We know poisonous snakes are dangerous, but what exactly makes snake venom so powerful? Evolutionary biology tells us why venom is useful for snakes, but chemistry tells us how venom works.

This week, Reactions sheds some light on the proteins in venom, as well as its potential medical uses.

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American Chemical Society

Topics: Wilderness medical emergencies, Toxins, Venom, Snake venom, Snake, Poison, Evolutionary biology, Venomous snakes, ,