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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Cuba increases production of cancer-fighting scorpion venom

Caribbean Net News:"LAS TUNAS, Cuba (ACN): 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 800 scorpions 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 islandÂ’s provinces. "

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