June 23rd, 2012

Mayo Clinic To Study Snake Venom Compound’s Possible Use For Heart Attack Victims

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Might a peptide derived from snake venom be helpful for heart attack patients? Researchers at the Mayo Clinic will study the question with a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, according to an announcement Monday from the Rochester, Minn.-based clinic… "What we want to do is give the drug as soon as we can to prevent damage to the heart," said Dr. John Burnett, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic.

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Pioneer Press by Chris Snowbeck

Tags: Cardiology, Dr. John Burnett, Innovation (Center of), Mayo Clinic Rochester, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research, snake venom

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