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Scorpion Venom--Bad for Bugs, Good for Pesticides


April 27, 2011

image of a scorpion stinger Fables have long cast scorpions as bad-natured killers of hapless turtles that naively agree to ferry them across rivers. Michigan State University (MSU) scientists, however, see them in a different light. Ke Dong, MSU insect toxicologist and neurobiologist, studied the effects of scorpion venom with the hopes of finding new ways to protect plants from bugs. Full Story

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