Scientists propose to make drugs for blood clotting from snake venom

Scientists from the Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, University of California and

The University of Queensland talked about the results of the research, which resulted in a gel to stop bleeding. Discuss

Scientists have studied the properties of the poison of the Australianeastern brown and scaly vipers are the deadliest snakes in the world. It turned out that the venom of these snakes accelerates blood clotting, on the basis of which it is possible to produce drugs to stop uncontrolled bleeding.

The development will allow helping the wounded in combat zones, the drug can be sold in pharmacies, and it will also be recommended for inclusion in the first aid kit.

Now scientists are testing the gel, which should be stored in a cool place - so the drug retains a liquid texture. But when applied to the human body, it takes on a solid form and seals the wound.