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Snake venom: New hydrogel could benefit surgical procedures

from Nature World News

The venom of two species of South American pit vipers may help doctors regulate the blood clotting process by improving the efficiency of a nanofiber hydrogel called SB50, a new study reveals. When researchers from Rice University infused the hydrogel with a snake venom known as batroxobin, they were able to stop wounds from bleeding, according to a news release. more

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