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Old 09-02-03, 08:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up The benefits of Lizard Spit

Has anyone read this article yet? Lizard-Spit Drug Helps in Diabetes

Sounds like Gilas are going to be on the good-guys list now. Let's hope soon we can add all the other herps as well.
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Old 09-02-03, 08:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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thats pretty cool, and good news for diabetics. But i just hope that the animals they bring in to exract venom from are cared for properly and not just taken for granted
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Old 09-02-03, 03:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah!! I heard of this!!! I'm very happy for Gilas!!!
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Someone had mentioned that to me a few weeks ago. Pretty cool news.
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Old 09-02-03, 03:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Its not gonna do anything to benefit Gila monsters. They are gonna figure out a way to manufacture it synthetically.
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Old 09-02-03, 04:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well, that's good news for the Diabetic community. I myself am severely hypoglycemic (if I have too much sugar, I get very ill, my glads swell, etc. and if I have too little, I could black out and go into shock), so, I'm in the high risk group for developing Diabetes.
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