Bioscience

Rise in snake bites inspires student venom study

September 22, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Arizona Daily Wildcat] – A rise in serious cases involving rattlesnakes in Cochise County led three UA students to study just how lethal one snake’s venom is.

As Part of their senior year project at the College of Pharmacy, students Kelvin Richards and Ryan Curtis teamed up with Daniel Massey, Pharmacy resident at University Medical Center. By Studying the Mohave rattlesnake, the most common species in Cochise County, and comparing it with Pima County’s they will determine if those Mohave rattlesnakes venom is becoming increasingly potent.

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