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Venom of black mamba proves to be better painkiller than morphine

The black mamba is known to use neurotoxins to paralyze and kill animals

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PARIS — A new research states that the powerful venom of the black mamba snake could prove to be a better painkiller than morphine.

The researchers from the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology near Nice have come up with the claims based on their studies on the black mamba snake.

Full story: Venom of black mamba proves to be better painkiller than morphine

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Jonathon Hutton Jonathon Hutton Monday, October 08, 2012 5:53:52 PM how is it not killing them?
Alfredo Del Valle Alfredo Del Valle Monday, October 08, 2012 5:56:37 PM Why not do the tests on humans? There are enough death-row inmates to go around. YES, I SAID IT! THe tests would be much more reliable thatn those on anomals and no innocent animals would be put through pain for the sake of humans.
Denise R Lashley Denise R Lashley Monday, October 08, 2012 6:06:55 PM It's the proteins extracted from the neurotoxins so it's not killing them because as it states it's a paralytic. Duh
Nate Helfand Nate Helfand Monday, October 08, 2012 6:08:20 PM carefully of course
Carl Culpepper Carl Culpepper Monday, October 08, 2012 6:09:14 PM Umm wtf
Karen Apfel Karen Apfel Monday, October 08, 2012 6:18:31 PM agree !!!!! use the pedophiles first
Trevor Young Trevor Young Tuesday, October 09, 2012 3:12:59 AM wow
Lynn Magnuson Lynn Magnuson Wednesday, October 10, 2012 4:17:35 PM I'm going to bypass the discussion of pedophiles and death row inmates and get right to the point. If the Mamba's venom being an effective painkiller proves out... without the side affects of opiates, this is a major medical discovery. One thing about opium that's NOT good is it's incredibly addictive!
Deborah Baldwin Phillips Deborah Baldwin Phillips Thursday, October 11, 2012 11:43:13 PM The idea of a new way to manage pain without the side effects of opiates is fantastic. However, the process of research & development of this 'new' drug is going to be long. If everything goes with at any issue(s) the earliest we can see it is several years down the line.
Brian Harris Brian Harris Saturday, October 13, 2012 6:08:58 PM you know at first I didn't agree with Alfredo Del Valle but I read it again and it makes alot of sense. I agree that's what they should do!

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