News tagged with scorpion venom

Pinch away the pain

Scorpion venom is notoriously poisonous -- but it might be used as an alternative to dangerous and addictive painkillers like morphine, a Tel Aviv University researcher claims.

Feb 16, 2010 not rated yet 0

A deadly scorpion provides a safe pesticide

Scorpions deliver a powerful, paralyzing venom ― a complex cocktail of poisonous peptides that immobilize animal prey on the spot. Some of the toxins in this cocktail damage only insects, which is why a Tel Aviv University ...

Jan 11, 2010 not rated yet 0