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Snake bit? UCI chemists figure out how to easily and cheaply halt venom's spread

March 7, 2017

Ken Shea (right) and Jeffrey O'Brien have developed a broad-spectrum snake venom antidote Chemists at the University of California, Irvine, (UCI) have developed a way to neutralize deadly snake venom more cheaply and effectively than with traditional anti-venom--an innovation that could spare millions of people the loss of life or limbs each year. Full Story

University of California, Irvine

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