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A new type of snake, a species of bush viper, was discovered in southern Tanzania during a recent biological survey. The snake's exact location is being kept secret to protect the visually striking black-and-yellow snake from illegal pet collectors.The new species, named Matilda's Horned Viper (Atheris matildae), is described as having hornlike scales above its eyes and measuring 2.1 feet (60 centimeters). The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) researchers who conducted the survey named the new species after the daughter of study co-author Tim Davenport, director of WCS's Tanzania Program.The brightly hued snake bears a resemblance to the Usambara bush viper (Atheris ceratophora), although their scales differ and the new species is considerably larger.The viper's habitat is estimated to only stretch across a few square miles of remote forest located in a mountainous region in southwest Tanzania. The area is already severely degraded as a result of logging and charcoal manufacture, and … [Read more...] about Colorful New Snake Species Discovered
Like people with an accent, snakes from different regions pack different venom. A new study finds that antivenoms, the drugs created to combat snake bites in humans, need to take these chemical differences into account.Scientists have known for many decades that venom of snakes of the same species can vary geographically, causing snakebite victims to suffer different symptoms. Yet while these differences in symptoms had been studied, little research has been done on the chemical differences in venom within any given species.The new study compares the protein chemistry of the deadly lancehead pitviper (Bothrops asper) from two geographically isolated populations from the Caribbean and Pacific regions of Costa Rica. The researchers also analyzed venom from adult and newborn snakes.The researchers "found major differences in the venoms collected from the two regions," they report in the August issue of the Journal of Proteome Research.They also found distinct differences in proteins of … [Read more...] about Snake Venom Changes with Age, Location
To make himself immune against poisonous snakes, the paranoid Pontic King Mithridates is rumored to have taken small daily doses of venom.Scientists think they might have discovered an easier way.Immune cells responsible for the runny noses and itchy eyes associated with asthma and allergy attacks could help protect us against the venom of certain snakes and insects, a new study shows.The finding overturns a conventional wisdom in medicine that the immune system exacerbates the effects of venomous bites and stings. The revised thinking could lead to new antivenom treatments, the researchers say.Mast cells release a wide range of biological compounds that promote inflammation and other changes to tissue when triggered by parasites, bacteria or foreign substances such as venom. In some people, they can be activated by irritants such as pollen, causing allergic reactions.Scientists previously thought that mast cell activation in response to chemicals in venom made the bites and stings of … [Read more...] about Newfound Snake Anti-Venom is Already Inside You