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Vampire bat saliva may lead to new stroke drug
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| AP - Dallas
Posted on 01/09/2003 2:18:30 PM PST by NormsRevenge
Edited on 04/13/2004 3:30:08 AM PDT by Jim Robinson.
DALLAS (AP) - A substance in the saliva of vampire bats could prove to be a potent new treatment for strokes, an Australian scientist says.
That same substance -- Desmodus rotundus salivary plasminogen activator, or DSPA -- might someday be given to stroke victims to dissolve clots and thereby limit brain damage, he said.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bat; drug; saliva; stroke; vampire
posted on 01/09/2003 2:21:34 PM PST
("Hey Ladies, Want to see my Big Trak ?)
and this all evolved, right?
posted on 01/09/2003 2:22:11 PM PST
I might be able to offer a helpful suggestion for this study. I have my ex-wife's phone number around here somewhere...
posted on 01/09/2003 2:22:39 PM PST
(The UN stole it's power from sovereign nations, whose citizens couldn't vote against it's policies.)
What, me worry?
Bumped so I can read the delicious bloody puns later.
1! 1 Bump! Ah ah ah!
posted on 01/09/2003 4:01:28 PM PST
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