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Scorpion-Eating Mice Feel No Sting

arizona bark scorpion grasshopper mouse sting venom

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 01:00 PM

The sting of the Arizona bark scorpion is so fierce that humans say the pain is like being hit by a hammer. But the tiny grasshopper mouse shakes off the sting like it's nothing.

Now, researchers have found for the mouse, the sting really is nothing. Instead of causing pain, the scorpion venom blocks it, a fact that could lead to the development of new pain-blocking drugs for people.

http://news.discover...ting-131024.htm

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