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Venomous animals can be found all around the planet: in the air, on the land or in the depths. Bottom right is Heteropoda davidbowie.
Venomous animals of the world, can they be “heroes”?
More than 550’000 species of venomous animals have been described. Venomous animals aren’t just killers: they save lives. Venoms from snakes, spiders, scorpions, snails and many more are a rich natural cocktails, each made of hundreds of proteins, peptides and small molecules. Mother nature has designed these molecules to perfection over millions of years of evolution to act, when used individually, as amazing medicines and cosmetics. While the cocktail can kill, each molecule can heal.
From venoms to drugs, a “fantastic voyage”?
Indeed, venom bioactives are a proven source of innovative drugs to treat many major human diseases. Six venom-based drugs are already on the market, and many more are under development. These include drugs to treat hypertension, stroke, angina, diabetes and pain. As a result, venomous animals have saved more lives than they killed.
Venoms also contain molecules that have the potential to make powerful natural cosmetics solutions.
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