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Why poison frogs don't poison themselves


September 21, 2017

Poison frogs harbor some of the most potent neurotoxins we know, yet scientists have long wondered--how do these frogs keep from poisoning themselves? With a new paper published in the journal Science, scientists are a step closer to resolving that head-scratcher. And the answer has potential consequences for the fight against pain and addiction. Full Story

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