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New nanogel neutralizes deadly snake venom

March 8, 2017View for printing

According to the World Health Organization, snakes bite an estimated 5 million people each year, killing more than 100,000 of those victims and permanently injuring hundreds of thousands more. Current antivenoms might not be saving lives as efficiently as they could be, given that they're difficult and expensive to produce, distribute and administer. Now, researchers at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) have developed a synthetic alternative with a long shelf-life that can neutralize the venom from several species of snakes.

Michael Irving

Full Story: http://newatlas.com/snake-antivenom- ... 57-92465361
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