Venomous snakebite is a global serious health issue and in India high rate of mortality is caused by Naja naja (Indian cobra). To evaluate anti-cobra venom activity and identify lead molecules in Aegle marmelos, in vitro and in silico screening was carried out. Leaves, stem and root bark of A. marmelos were extracted in ethanol, methanol and hexane and maximum yield was obtained in methanol.

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More than 300 animal species face different degrees of threat in Bahia state.

A new type of snake has been discovered in the UK, bringing the total number of species to four.

Distance from hamlets to PHCs cited as main reason

Snakebite is a major problem affecting the rural poor in many of the poorest countries in the tropics. However, the scale of the socio-economic burden has rarely been studied. We undertook a comprehensive assessment of the burden in Sri Lanka.

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Scientists believe more than 80 percent of the world’s plants and animals remain undiscovered. But as rainforests are cleared, we are losing these species before we even know they exist.

Reptiles being sold openly and illegally in Moroccan markets

This newly described snake, with a vivid orange and black banding pattern on its body, belongs to the genus Geophis, a group that is commonly referred to as earth snakes.

A new species of boa constrictor has been discovered on a remote island in the Bahamas.

Deep in the remote tropical forests of the northern Andes, scientists have discovered three new species of extremely rare snake.