Scorpion venom for the brain

Giant Yellow Israeli scorpion. Image: Ester Inbar

Giant Yellow Israeli scorpion. Image: Ester Inbar


RNE's "Inquietamente" programme has interviewed Meritxell Teixidó, IRB Barcelona research associate, about the study based on scorpion venom. "We saw that there was a peptide in the scorpion venom, chlorotoxin, which has the ability to reach the central nervous system and then act as toxin, "said Teixidó.

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