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Is the venom of snake is useful ?

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Asked by jameel ahmed, 29 Mar '10 12:00 pm
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Preliminary research shows a natural compound in some snake venoms may prevent the growth of cancerous tumors, potentially transforming one of nature's deadliest toxins into a curative agent.

"Snakes use venom to alter biological functions, and that's what medicine does too," explained John Perez, director of the Natural Toxins Research Center at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. "This is why venoms have always been of interest to medical researchers."
Answered by Sharma, 29 Mar '10 04:37 pm

 
  
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VENOM OF SNAKE,,...!!! A venomous snake is a snake that uses modified saliva, snake venom, usually delivered through highly specialized teeth such as hollow fangs, for the purpose of prey immobilization and self-defense. In contrast, non-venomous species either constrict their prey, or simply overpower it with their jaws.!
Venomous snakes include several families of snakes and do not form a single taxonomic group. This has been interpreted to mean that venom in snakes originated more than once as the result of convergent evolution. Evidence has recently been presented for the Toxicofera hypothesis however; venom was present (in small amounts) in the ancestor of all snakes (as well as several lizard families) as 'toxic saliva' and evolved to extremes in those snake families normally classified as venomous by parallel evolution. The Toxicofera hypothesis further implies that 'non venomous' snake lineages have either lost the ability to produce venom (but may still have lingering venom ...more
Answered by Oberoi, 30 Mar '10 11:08 am

 
  
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It is the anti dote for snake bite -
Answered by thyagarajan mahadevan, 29 Mar '10 12:04 pm

 
  
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The venoms have various medical applications. They are usually as anti-venoms to protect the people that are bitten by that particular snake.
Answered by Dinesh Manaktala, 29 Mar '10 12:01 pm

 
  
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Yes,use for making medicines.
Answered by Dare Devil, 20 Oct '10 02:05 pm

 
  
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