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A bite from the black mamba snake ( Dendroaspis polylepis ) can kill an adult human within 20 minutes. But mixed in with that toxic venom is a new natural class of compound that could be used to help develop new painkillers.Named "mambalgins," these peptides block acute and inflammatory pain in mice as well as morphine does, according to a new study.Researchers, led by Sylvie Diochot, of the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at Nice University, Sophia Antipolis in France, purified the peptides from the venom and profiled the compounds' structure...
Video of the Week #63 October 3rd, 2012: From: Watch the Most Amazing Lego Contraption Ever by Michael Moyer at Observations . Source: Akiyuki First there was the video of the LEGO version of the Antikythera Mechanism--an ancient Greek computing device found in a shipwreck in 1901 used to calculate the positions of astronomical bodies with extraordinary precision...
Here are my Science Seeker Editor's Selections for the past week:Science is really just kids play. Well, sort of. It turns out that when kids play, they "come up with general principles, akin to scientific theories, based on the data of their daily lives." Find out more at Discover Magazine's 80 Beats blog, where Ashley P...
Dear Readers, it’s been quite awhile since I last wrote. In the intervening time, North Carolina Central University deemed me a Master of Biology, I traveled to see friends and family, and I moved to Madison, Wisconsin to start school in the Neuroscience and Public Policy program (NPP) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison...
The Earth is flat. A full moon leads to more crime. Humans were created less than 10,000 years ago.If you made your way through even the most general of science educations, the above statements should strike you as suspect...
Open Laboratory 2013 – the complete list of entries!We just closed the submission form for the 2013 edition. Thank you all who submitted the posts.Below are all the blog posts submitted over the past year...
Last but NOT least, we turn to the Ignobel prize in medicine. And while titles which say things like "Argon plasma coagulation in the treatment of hemorrhagic radiation proctitis", well, don't be fooled by the title...
Prologue:Humans are born to a longer period of total dependence than any other animal we know of, and we also know that mistreatment or neglect during this time often leads to social, emotional, cognitive and mental health problems in later life...
Deadline is here, tonight! We are closing the submissions on Monday, October 1st at 11:59pm EDT!The submission form for the 2013 edition of Open Lab is here.
Image of the Week #62, October 1st, 2012: From: Mount Kinabalu: Green Stars of the Forest by Luis Morgado at Expeditions .
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