Development of antidote for snake venom based on antibodies to HIV

According to The Guardian, a scientific group of Indian, Kenyan, Nigerian, British and American experts are preparing to develop a universal antidote against the venom of any snake living in Africa. or India.

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According to current statistics, snake venom kills 138,000 people a year and permanently inflicts 400,000 others - (Photo: Alamy Stock Photo).

Dr. Devin Sok, an HIV researcher in the United States, came up with the idea that a method of detecting different types of antibodies to HIV could be used to combine the creation of snake venom antidote. Of course, it is still necessary to obtain human antibodies from collected blood cells from bitten by survivors and cannot ignore antibodies of large animals such as camels, cows and horses. inject a dose of venom.

The scientists confirmed the goal is to create the next generation of snake-bite therapies designed to identify, bind and neutralize all the poisons of African and Indian snakes. However, Harrison researcher at Liverpool noted that creating a successful antidote would require about 4 years of pre-clinical testing and at least 3 more years to produce and clinical trials, he said. newspaper.

However, the international science group believes that their combined knowledge can completely change the way snake bites are handled globally.

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