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Re: [MOL] Snake venom slows breast tumor growth



Lillian, you must be from the East Coast, huh?  I love Portland, Oregon area,  we have no poisonous snakes that I know of. Gail
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From: lillian jennings <firefly@islc.net>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Sunday, August 30, 1998 10:06 AM
Subject: Re: [MOL] Snake venom slows breast tumor growth


>Does this mean I have to go chase all those copperheads in my area, extract
>their venom?  Second thought, if i stored the venom in the freezer, I could get
>rich selling it; as there are so many darn copperheads around here!
>
>Martin Auslander wrote:
>
>> BOSTON, Aug.  27 (UPI) - Copperhead snake venom may someday be
>>
>> the source of drugs that can dramatically slow the growth rate of
>>
>> breast tumors.  Scientists told the national meeting of the
>>
>> American Chemical Society in Boston Wednesday a protein in the
>>
>> venom retards the growth rate of breast tumors in mice by up to
>>
>> 70 percent.
>>
>> http://ipn.intelihealth.com/ipn/ihtIPN?c=195292
>>
>> _
>>
>> Thought you would like to know.
>>
>> God Bless
>>
>> marty auslander
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