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Friday, November 23, 2007

Venom against cancer

The anti-cancer properties of the medicine obtained from the venom have been successfully tested in Cuba after several years of research. Approximately 110 millimeters of scorpion toxin, highly effective in the treatment of cancer, have been obtained every month since August in the eastern Cuban province of Las Tunas.

The anti-cancer properties of the medicine obtained from the venom have been successfully tested in Cuba after several years of research.
Approximately 110 millimeters of scorpion toxin, highly effective in the treatment of cancer, have been obtained every month since August in the eastern Cuban province of Las Tunas.

At present, technicians at an area scorpion farm are able to milk venom from some 800scorpions using electrodes. This technique is applied in other Cuban cities, such as Guantanamo, and there are scorpion farms run by the Pharmaceutical and Biological Laboratories (LABIOFAM) in each of the island’s provinces.

The product has proven itself harmless to the human body and highly successful in the treatment of tumors and illnesses related to the central nervous system.

Likewise, this product has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, and has been successfully administered to patients suffering from lung, uterus, prostate and pancreas ailments.

Cuba relies on technology to facilitate the reproduction of scorpions in captivity, which is essential for increasing production and thus meeting domestic demand, as it will be for supplying the anticipated foreign demand once the product is patented.

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