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Novel formulation permits use of toxin from rattlesnake venom to treat chronic pain

19:00 EST 13 Feb 2020 | AAAS

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Researchers Butantan Institute succeeded in reducing the toxicity and potentiating the analgesic effect of crotoxin by encapsulating it in nanostructured silica. The results of tests in an animal model of neuropathic pain are promising.

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