Vampire bat venom could become an important ingredient for medicines of stroke and high blood pressure, conclude an international team of scientists who have 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, Stuff.co.nz reported.
AdvertisementDiscovered 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.
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