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October 20, 2009 · Leave a Comment

The Deadly Mamba as a Lifesaver

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Mother Nature has provided a rich source of raw materials for a host of important drugs: aspirin comes from willow tree bark; the blood pressure drug captopril from the venom of a pit viper; warfarin, the widely used blood thinner, was derived from moldy sweet clover…   That’s the hope, at least, of John Burnett, […]

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