News tagged with venom

Jellyfish venom capsule length association with pain

Since the PLOS San Francisco office is a quick car ride from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, so many of us at PLOS have been captivated by jellyfish movements. They are simply mesmerizing to watch as they travel through the water. ...

dateOct 08, 2015 in Ecology
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One step closer to cheaper antivenom

Researchers involved in an international collaboration across six institutions, including the University of Copenhagen and the National Aquarium of Denmark (Den Blå Planet), have successfully identified the exact composition ...

dateSep 03, 2015 in Other
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Determining America's most lethal animal

Animal attacks have been in the news a lot. Late last year, a 22-year-old student in New Jersey was killed by a black bear he had been photographing. This summer, swimmers off the coast of North Carolina have suffered a record ...

dateAug 13, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Deadly jellyfish "milked" to save lives

An international research team led by University of Queensland venomologist Associate Professor Bryan Fry has developed a new technique for 'milking' box jellyfish to extract deadly venom for the development into lifesaving ...

dateAug 11, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Tackling India's snakebite problem

Gerry climbs up to the veranda of our tribal longhouse with a snake bag held out in front of him. "Now don't get too excited, but I've just caught a Kaulbacki," he says, looking pleased but exhausted from a long hike and ...

dateJul 28, 2015 in Other
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