Vampire bat venom may help treat stroke victims

Last Updated: Wed, Jun 26, 2013 09:40 hrs

Vampire bat venom could become an important ingredient for medicines of stroke and high blood pressure, as an international team of scientists has identified ways in which bats prevent blood from clotting.

The researchers, led by the University of Queensland's Bryan Fry have found three new types of anticoagulants and two new compounds that open arteries in the skin to increase blood flow, reported

Discovered in the venom of the common vampire bat from Central and South America, Professor Fry said the compounds had significant potential for future drug design and development. (ANI)

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