Doctors could use SCORPION venom to fight human infections including tuberculosis

Scientists led by Stanford University discovered two compounds in the venom which hold promise. However the hard-to-extract venom would cost millions of pounds to produce for medicine.
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Source: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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