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Scorpion sting could aid heart bypasses

25th October 2010

A study from the University of Leeds has suggested that an ingredient in a scorpion's sting could be used to stop heart bypasses failing.

The findings, published in the journal Cardiovascular Research, say that margatoxin, from the venom of the Central American bark scorpion, proved effective in preventing a complication arising from the growth of new blood cells. With some 25,000 coronary artery bypass grafts carried out in the UK each year, the Leeds team say the findings were "promising".

 

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Title: Scorpion sting could aid heart bypasses
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 16486
Date Added: 25th Oct 2010

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