Podcast: Diagnosing krait snake venom

Anjali Anand-Optimized Anjali Anand from Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad explains how researchers from THSTI, AIIMS and IIT Indore found the aptamer originally developed against alpha toxin of Bungarus multicinctus krait snake found in China and Taiwan can be used for reliable detection of B. caeruleus krait species found in the Indian subcontinent. The researchers have developed inhouse an aptamer with different nucleotide sequences for detecting B.caeruleus krait venom. Binding is found to be better than the existing one while other tests are being done.

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