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Researchers synthesize healing compounds in scorpion venom

Phys.org - Tue 11 Jun 19

A scorpion native to Eastern Mexico may have more than just toxin in its sting. Researchers at Stanford University and in Mexico have found that the venom also contains two color-changing compounds ...

Scorpions adapt their stinging, stingers and sting contents to minimize costs of venom use

Phys.org - Mon 10 Jun 19

Replenishing venom takes time and energy—so it pays to be stingy with stings.

Scorpions Optimize Venom Based on Their Target

Laboratory Equipment - Tue 11 Jun 19

NewsScorpions are able to adapt to control prey and fight predators more efficiently by altering their bodies, behaviors and the composition of their venom.Staff Author: Amanda HollenbeckTopics: Ethology

Stanford researchers synthesize healing compounds in scorpion venom

Eurekalert - Mon 10 Jun 19

Stanford chemists have identified and synthesized two new healing compounds in scorpion venom that are effective at killing staph and tuberculosis bacteria.

What's your poison? Scrupulous scorpions tailor venom to target

ScienceDaily - Mon 10 Jun 19

Replenishing venom takes time and energy -- so it pays to be stingy with stings. According to researchers scorpions adapt their bodies, their behavior and even the composition of their venom, ...

What’s your poison? Scrupulous scorpions tailor venom to target, Science Blog - Mon 10 Jun 19
What's your poison? Scrupulous scorpions tailor venom to target, Eurekalert - Mon 10 Jun 19