How Venoms Are Shaping Medical Advances?

The dangers of venoms are well documented, but these deadly toxins can also save lives. The development of new antivenom is an ongoing struggle, however, researchers have found that the toxins found in venoms can also aid in treating other medical conditions and several venom-based drugs are already in use.

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Here are two species whose venoms are being used to benefit humankind:

  • Snakes

Snake venom is a term that covers a wide array of different venoms. Some kill quickly while others take time.

Most snakes deliver their poison through fangs that operate in a similar method to a syringe. Once the fang has pierced their victim’s flesh, the poison is delivered through the tooth and directly into the prey’s bloodstream. The exceptions to this are snakes who spit their venom, like the Mozambique spitting cobra.

Since there is such a variety in the venoms, the potential medical applications differ from snake to snake. Coronary medical conditions are a field where solutions involving toxins taken from snakes are currently employed.

  • Scorpions

Over 1.2 million people are stung by scorpions each year, resulting in around 3250 deaths according to a 2008 study. Aside from its terrifying name, the deathstalker scorpion (Leiurus quinquestriatus) could play an important role in treating cancer. The deathstalker’s potent venom contains a toxin called Chlorotoxin which is being developed to diagnose cancers and in delivery systems for treating tumours.