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The power in poison...the benefits of scorpion milk

Clare Elwell - Professor of Medical Physics, University College London

Clare Elwell

Professor of Medical Physics, University College London

 

It was the Ancient Romans who first discovered the benefits in using poisons to heal rather than harm humans. Some animal venoms can be used to cure diseases, create new drugs and treat chronic conditions. 

Scorpions produce venom that's comprised of a complex mix of chemicals that can even help to cure cancer.

Scorpions produce venom that's comprised of a complex mix of chemicals that can even help to cure cancer. But milking them is certainly a dangerous feat. In collaboration with Financial Times, watch our new video with Clare Elwell, Professor of Medical Physics, University College London.

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