Archive for April 23rd, 2013


venom from marine animals promising to be used for medical purposes

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Animal venoms have recently become a hot commodity in the medical field for therapeutic use because of their overall potency and molecular specificity. Increasing research related to the human immune and nervous systems have brought this technology to the forefront. The first venom-derived drug (for hypertension) was approved by the FDA about 30 years ago […]

The Toughest Animal on the Planet

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Imagine the toughest animal on the planet. This creature can survive temperatures from -272 to 100 degrees Celcius (Xiaochen and Lizhi 2005, Hengherr et al. 2009). They can also survive radiation a thousand times higher than would be lethal to humans (Horikawa et al. 2008). The toughest animal on the planet? The tardigrade or the water […]