This machine milks the venom out of scorpions to fight malaria and cancer

Scorpion venom is used in immunosuppressants, anti-malarial medications, and cancer research. The only problem is gathering is difficult and dangerous. That’s why a team of researchers in Morocco have created a device that gently holds scorpions in place and uses small electrical shocks that cause them to secrete droplets of venom. From that description, it does sound a bit cruel, but the researchers say it’s harmless and that the animals can be released back into the nature unscathed after “donating” their venom.

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This machine milks the venom out of scorpions to fight malaria and cancer

Scorpion venom is used in immunosuppressants, anti-malarial medications, and cancer research. The only problem is gathering is difficult and dangerous. That’s why a team of researchers in Morocco have created a device that gently holds scorpions in place and uses small electrical shocks that cause them to secrete droplets of venom. From that description, it does sound a bit cruel, but the researchers say it’s harmless and that the animals can be released back into the nature unscathed after “donating” their venom.

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