Timing is everything with snake antivenom

From ABC Science Online, News in Science, 20 October 2008:
New evidence suggests antivenom should be given at least within an hour after a snake bite to be effective at reducing the blood thinning effects of venom.
Australian clinical toxicologist Dr Geoffrey Isbister, from the Menzies School of Health Research, and colleagues, report their findings online in the journal Toxicon.
The researchers developed a mathematical model of the action of taipan venom on the many proteins, called ‘clotting factors’, that contribute to blood clotting in the human body. Read more.

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