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Monday, July 3, 2017

Robots are milking scorpions for venom that can be used in cancer research.

Robots are milking scorpions for venom that can be used in cancer research. Scorpion venom are used in immunosuppressants and anti-malarial drugs. A new 'scorpion-milking' robot has been built to extract venom faster and more safely than ever before. Scorpion venom is used in a number of medical fields, including cancer research, and is usually harvested manually in a process that can be potentially deadly."This robot makes venom recovery fast and safe", according to Mouad Mkamel, who designed the robot with a team of researchers from Ben M'sik Hassan II University, Morocco. more