CAR T Cell Adds Scorpion Venom to Tackle Tumor Heterogeneity
CAR T Cell Adds Scorpion Venom to Tackle Tumor Heterogeneity
A newly engineered CAR T cell that incorporates a peptide isolated from the venom of the deathstalker scorpion has broad brain tumor–binding capabilities that will be investigated in an upcoming clinical trial.
CAR T Cell Adds Scorpion Venom to Tackle Tumor Heterogeneity
CAR T Cell Adds Scorpion Venom to Tackle Tumor Heterogeneity

A newly engineered CAR T cell that incorporates a peptide isolated from the venom of the deathstalker scorpion has broad brain tumor–binding capabilities that will be investigated in an upcoming clinical trial.

A newly engineered CAR T cell that incorporates a peptide isolated from the venom of the deathstalker scorpion has broad brain tumor–binding capabilities that will be investigated in an upcoming clinical trial.

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Image of the Day: Scorpion Venom for Arthritis
Image of the Day: Scorpion Venom for Arthritis
Amy Schleunes | Mar 17, 2020
A mouse model of rheumatoid arthritis reveals that a tiny protein in scorpion venom can deliver steroids to affected joints.
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2017
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Sourcing Painkillers from Scorpions’ Stings
Sourcing Painkillers from Scorpions’ Stings
Abby Olena | Dec 31, 2017
Compounds in the arachnids’ venom interact with ion channels to both cause and block pain.
Sea Anemone Toxin Could Treat Autoimmunity
Sea Anemone Toxin Could Treat Autoimmunity
Jef Akst | Dec 31, 2017
If successful, the treatments could alleviate patients’ pain by reducing inflammation.
Frog Skin Yields Potent Painkillers, but None Clinic Ready
Frog Skin Yields Potent Painkillers, but None Clinic Ready
Shawna Williams | Dec 31, 2017
Decades after their discovery by bioprospectors, amphibian-derived analgesics continue to attract scientific attention.
Animal Analgesics
Animal Analgesics
The Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2017
A cornucopia of toxins in the animal kingdom could provide inspiration for novel painkillers, but so far, effective drugs have proven elusive.
 
Novel Analgesics at a Snail’s Pace
Novel Analgesics at a Snail’s Pace
Bob Grant | Dec 31, 2017
Studying cone snail venom has yielded novel pain pathways, but the peptides that function as toxins are difficult to translate into drugs.
Researchers Mine Centipede Toxins for Analgesics
Researchers Mine Centipede Toxins for Analgesics
Catherine Offord | Dec 31, 2017
Venomous centipedes may harbor a clue to the creation of a successful pain-killing compound for humans.
Mining Spider Toxins for Analgesic Clues
Mining Spider Toxins for Analgesic Clues
Catherine Offord | Dec 31, 2017
Arachnids harbor a plentiful array of molecules that target mammalian pain receptors.