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Cobra Biologics and Karolinska Institutet join forces to develop DNA vaccine against COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Cobra Biologics, an international CDMO for biologics and pharmaceuticals, and the Karolinska Institutet, one of the world’s leading medical universities, today announced... more
Missing link in coronavirus jump from bats to humans could be pangolins, not snakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
As scientists scramble to learn more about the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, two recent studies of the virus' genome reached controversial conclusions:... more
Snake Venom Evolved for Prey Acquisition, New Study Shows  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Snake venom did not evolve as self-defense, according to a paper published in the journal Toxins. To provide... more
Snake venom did not evolve as a defense mechanism, research shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
It is estimated that every year, over 100,000 human deaths can be attributed to snakebite from the world's 700 venomous snake species - all inflicted in... more
Snake venom evolved for prey, not protection  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It is estimated that every year, over 100,000 human deaths can be attributed to snakebite from the world's 700 venomous snake species—all inflicted in self-defense when the snakes feel threatened by encroaching humans. However,... more
CDC coronavirus testing decision likely to haunt nation for months to come  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
As the novel coronavirus snaked its way across the globe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in early February distributed 200 test kits... more
Vibes before it bites: 10 types of defensive behaviour for the false coral snake  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In a recent paper in the open-access journal Neotropical Biology and Conservation, a group of Brazilian scientists from the Federal... more
Tighten up law on keeping dangerous snakes as pets, demand animal welfare experts  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The law on keeping dangerous snakes as pets should be tightened up, animal welfare experts demand in this week's issue of the... more
Fossil snake with infrared vision: Early evolution of snakes in the Messel Pit examined  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Together with his Argentinian colleague Agustín Scanferla, Senckenberg scientist Krister Smith studied the early evolution of snakes in the Messel... more
Monty Python's silly walk: A gait analysis and wake-up call to peer review inefficiencies  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Fifty years ago, Monty Python's famous sketch, "The Ministry of Silly Walks," first aired on BBC One. The sketch pokes... more
Monty Python's silly walk: A gait analysis and wake-up call to peer review inefficiencies  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Fifty years ago, Monty Python's famous sketch, 'The Ministry of Silly Walks,' first aired. The sketch pokes fun at the... more
Warming mountaintops put snake at risk of extinction  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Climate change is a key factor contributing to the likely extinction of the Greek Meadow Viper, a new study has found. more
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