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23 Jun 2019

Researchers synthesize healing compounds in scorpion venom

Stanford chemists have identified and synthesized two new healing compounds in scorpion venom that are effective at killing staph and tuberculosis bacteria.

Source: Stanford researchers synthesize healing compounds in scorpion venom

When living in Mexico I kept a few specimen of the scorpion species used in this research: Diplocentrus melici. You can see photos of this species and its habitat in Disappearing claws in the dark.

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