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Tubocurarine

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30-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Flowers May Be Toxic
Curare —which contains the toxin tubocurarine, extracted from the plant Strychnos toxifera — has a storied history as well. Hunters in South America used the poison to make paralyzing blow darts (witnessed as early as the 16th century by the English ...
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So sad to see how easily people are mislead. First artemisinin. It's discovery was a story of classical pharmacology, not dissimilar to the discovery of tubocurarine from arrow poison, or quinine for tree bark.
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In the nineteen-forties, doing field work in the Amazon, Schultes identified the source of curare, a derivative of which, d-tubocurarine, is used to treat muscle disorders like those associated with Parkinson's disease.
Biomedical Research
Panelists: Lord Ara Darzi (Imperial College London, UK), Rick Klausner (The Column Group), Moncef Slaoui (GlaxoSmithKline, UK), and Christopher A. Walsh (Harvard Medical School)Presented by The Qatar Foundation. Reported by Sharon Begley | Posted ...

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