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Monday, September 06, 2021

Brazilian researchers have found that a molecule in the venom of a type of snake inhibited coronavirus reproduction in monkey cells, a possible first step toward a drug to combat the virus causing COVID-19.

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#1 | Posted by dibblda at 2021-09-06 08:04 PM | Reply

What does this link have to do with Appalachian churches and Covid?

#2 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2021-09-06 08:25 PM | Reply

They dance with snakes

#3 | Posted by dibblda at 2021-09-06 08:34 PM | Reply

'Tis a shame, the headline.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-06 09:29 PM | Reply

@#4

thx for the headline change with the promo to the front page...

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-06 10:39 PM | Reply

Related...

How nature's deadliest venoms are saving lives
www.cnn.com

I post this link because, as the article states...

...The field of venom-based medicine has flourished ever since and teams across the world are now exploring the most remote of animals in search of potent drugs that could emerge from their highly evolved venom. ...

But to the point of this article...

The cnn article I cited is from 2015, yet it is also about the Brazilian Pit Viper...

... Once the venom takes effect, victims black out from a drop in blood pressure, leaving them trapped and ready to be eaten " head-first.

This is the feeding habit of the Brazilian pit viper, a snake found in the Amazon basin and forests of Brazil, whose venom is the source of one of the most commonly prescribed drugs for hypertension (abnormally high blood pressure) -- captopril. ...


Will the Brazilian Pit Viper meet the same fate as the horsehoe crab whose blue blood is harvested?

Horseshoe crab blood: the miracle vaccine ingredient that's saved millions of lives
www.nhm.ac.uk



#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-06 10:47 PM | Reply

This ought to end well.

#7 | Posted by qcp at 2021-09-06 11:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Does this mean we can stop ruining Brazil's rain forest?

After all the biodiversity reserve theory may now be proven.

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2021-09-06 11:21 PM | Reply

"MAGAts avoid vaccination, now wandering the desert harassing rattlesnakes in their dens and trying to get bitten. Snakes are annoyed. News at 11."

#9 | Posted by censored at 2021-09-07 06:46 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

#9 Great! ER's are going to overrun with snakebite victims now AND sheep dewormer poisoning AND unvaxxed COVID moronos.

The subtle irony is they call us sheep for getting vaxxed yet will swallow livestock dewormer.

#10 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-09-07 06:53 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

And yet we insist on destroying the rain forests around the world where we find new species regularly. All the medicines that have come from these places is amazing - not to mention those not yet discovered.

#11 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-09-07 09:28 AM | Reply

.. perhaps someone should promote stepping in front of a semi as a cure for COVID19.

#12 | Posted by HeeHaw at 2021-09-07 10:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

One nip on your pinto and you're good to go. Right, Jason?
~ Jair Bolsonaro
Inflated Moron

#13 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-09-08 08:09 AM | Reply

Uh-oh, now that this made the news, I can see the MAGAts will be crawling past fences to get into viper pits at area zoos, because of course, they will.

#14 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-09-08 08:00 PM | Reply

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