Roses, a must read: How they can help save your life.

Dean W

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Article about how roses can save heart attack victims, and brain tumor sufferers.

I stumpled on this article, and i thought this was definately worth sharing. Enjoy!
Good ol' Roses
 
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Dean W

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i hope someone makes this thread sticky, its definately something for everyone. WHo hasn;t had, or knows someone who had a rosie, i mean, come on.
 

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this was actually discussed in a jeff corwin special on Discovery. i was surprised and delighted to find out about it. :)

perhaps they will find other uses for tarantula venom. that would be amazing.
 

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Nice article, thanks for pointing it out.
 

invadermike

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if anyone i know is ever having a heart attack, i'm chucking my rosie at them! just kidding, but on a more serious note, that is some really great research, i just hope they aren't killing G.roseas for their venom, hopefully they are just getting venom from them, they type of way they do with snakes. because if they are killing the T's then it sucks, alot.
-Mike
 

nemesis6sic6

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hi

The way we extract venom is by grabing the Tarantula and giving it a low electric shock to the chalicerea and the venom will come out on it's own then we collect the example of venom and we freeze it. The research on venom is cool because it may help lives if we understand the complexity of it to make anti-venom and cure desieses and such.
well any ways have a nice day
geo
 

Dean W

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Im just curious how they found that out. Do they have a whole bunhc of things they wanna test on a heart attack victim, and as soon as one comes to the hospital, they stick them with a bunch of stuff?

Anyone else know anything about the venom of other T's, as far as this type of research goes.
 

Dean W

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Hey, i dont mean to keep a dying thread alive, but no one answered my question.:?
 

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For those interested:

A Guidebook to Protein Toxins and their use in Cell Biology Edited by Rappuoli & Montecucco This is a collection of articles concerning research in the toxin field. Good section on Grammastola toxins and other spider toxins.

Kerry
 
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