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Cancer

07 December 2011

Snake venom to treat cancer

Venom from a poisonous snake could be developed to make a drug to treat cancer, scientists in Hong Kong said.

Venom from a poisonous snake could be developed to make a drug to treat cancer, scientists in Hong Kong said.

In a separate study involving chicken embryos, researchers also discovered the protein, called ZK002, could reduce the growth of capillaries which feed nutrients to cancer tumours helping them grow.

Assess effectiveness on other cancers

 

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