Scientists invent animal-free testing of lethal neurotoxins

29 Oct 2019
A temple pit viper from Gombak Valley, Malaysia (Credit: Scientistchic).

Animal testing will no longer be required to assess a group of deadly neurotoxins, thanks to University of Queensland-led research.

Associate Professor Bryan Fry, of UQ’s Venom Evolution Lab, said a new technique could replace conventional methods of testing paralytic neurotoxins, which previously required euthanasia of test subjects.

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