What to do if you are bitten by a snake
Should you be the victim of a snakebite, the best thing you can do is get to a hospital as quickly as possible, according to a new review article from the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). Curren ...
Snakes on a rope: Researchers take a unique look at the climbing abilities of boa constrictors
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a unique study involving young boa constrictors, University of Cincinnati researchers put snakes to work on varying diameters and flexibility of vertical rope to examine how they might ...
Ohio zoo acquires daughter of late longest snake
(AP) -- An Ohio zoo says a new resident has big snakeskin shoes to fill.
When bird meets machine, bioinspired flight
Working at a crossroad between biology and engineering, scientists have modeled and are now mimicking the ingenious natural design of falling geckoes, gliding snakes, cruising seagulls, flapping insects and ...
Flying snakes, caught on tape (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- New video analysis and mathematical modeling by engineers at Virginia Tech reveals how certain types of snakes can "fly" by flinging themselves off their perches, flattening their bodies, ...
CT scan for 50 million year old snake
Even some of the most advanced technology in medicine couldn't get Clarisse to give up all of her secrets. After all, she's kept them secret for more than 50 million years.
Robot snake 'Uncle Sam' now climbs trees (w/ Video)
Caution: Here's advice on legit stem cell clinics
(AP) -- Scientists are making progress in testing stem cells to treat a variety of diseases, but they're warning about clinics that push unproven treatments.
Snake venom studies yield insights for development of therapies for heart disease and cancer
Researchers seeking to learn more about stroke by studying how the body responds to toxins in snake venom are this week releasing new findings that they hope will aid in the development of therapies for heart disease and, ...
Snakes may be in decline worldwide: study
Distinct populations of snake species on three continents have crashed over the last decade, raising fears that the reptiles may be in global decline, according to a study published Wednesday.
Brazil fire burns huge collection of dead snakes
(AP) -- A fire in Brazil destroyed what may be the world's largest scientific collection of dead snakes, spiders and scorpions that served as the main source for research on many species, scientists said Sunday.
Fragmented forests result in more snakes, fewer birds
About half of all bird nests don't survive due to predators, particularly in fragmented forest areas, but why? University of Illinois researchers monitored both the prey and predator to find an answer.
Life s-s-s-saver? WHO launches snake venom website
(AP) -- The World Health Organization launched a website Tuesday it hopes will help cut the estimated 100,000 deaths caused annually by snake poison.
Biting back: Costa Rica experts harvest deadly snake venom
The dreaded Matabuey, a snake so fearsome its name means "ox killer," has a deadly bite that immobilizes its prey in minutes, making it the kind of creature generally to be avoided. But far from steering clear ...