viernes, 13 de agosto de 2010

Scorpion Venom Could Help Treat Brain Cancer

Deathstalker scorpions produce a venom known as chlorotoxin.

Scientists have observed chlorotoxin binds with glioma cells, which are tumors found in the brain and spine. Test results showed by using venom-based nanoparticles, they could induce gene expression in almost twice as many glioma cells as nanoparticles without the scorpion venom...

Source:
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/scorpion-venom-could-help-treat-brain-cancer.html