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Hope for vaccine against spider bites

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:07 PM

A jab that protects against poisonous spider venom may become a reality one day, early research suggests.

Brazilian scientists created a synthetic protein that protected rabbits from the effects of spider poison in experiments.

A new generation of anti-venom vaccines could save thousands of lives a year, researchers report in Vaccine journal.

The spider tested, belonging to the genus Loxosceles, injures almost 7,000 people a year in Brazil alone.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...health-22454439

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:35 PM

That would be so wonderful.  Hard to believe I'm the first one to reply to this.  Seems a lot more important to me than whether Miley Cyrus saw a ghost or a ghost peeped on her while she was showering, but then I'm an old lady, lol.


#3    wonderer of mystery 777

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 05:46 AM

lol i dont care about the ghost kid on miley either moonshadow. this would save so many lives if the vaccine with no side effects is invented. right on





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