UCR Today Research finds that microscopic worms known as nematodes use venomous proteins to kill the insects they infect By Sean Nealon on April 20, 2017 Share this article: RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.
Snake venom? Yep, GOA Skincare Regenerative Face Cream ($65, goaskincare.com) contains a Temple Viper Snake Venom protein (walgerin-1) that provides facial benefits similar to Botox. The venom helps reduce wrinkles and restores the skin's elasticity so you look younger.
Tumors Light up With New, Unique Imaging System Using Scorpion Venom Protein and a Laser - NeuroscienceNews.com - The experimental system consists of a special camera and a new, targeted imaging agent based on a synthetic version of a peptide found in the venom of the deathstalker scorpion. This image is of a deathstalker scorpion. Credit Ester Inbar.
Spider venom is useful, and we can make GMO yeast create it. Instead of milking spiders for venom, scientists can take the gene for a venom protein of interest and stick it inside yeast. The yeast act as little venom protein factories, and they grow and grow without fuss inside a vat. Vestaron uses a protein from the Australian Blue Mountain funnel-web spider for its venom-based insecticide, the first such product to get approval from the Environmental Protection Agency in 2014. “Spiders are…