Snake Pharm is a biotech company exploring the potential of natural resistances to venom, with a goal of developing a low cost, highly effective treatment to snake bite.
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Fig. 1. Atractaspis fallax PETERS 1867 Small-scaled Burrowing Asp HOODING AND CORKSCREW BEHAVIOUR The behaviour described here happened during a photo session with two snakes and does not appear to have been recorded before. Initially, the larger animal assumed the typical Atractaspis defence attitude (Branch, 1998, Field Guide to the Snakes and Other Reptiles of [...]
Snakebites kill more than 100,000 people per year, the World Health Organization estimates. The organization recently took a step to reduce that number by adding venomous snake bites to its list of neglected tropical diseases – a classification that could help get more resources allocated to fighting this public health problem. (WHO did acknowledge that [...]