Green mamba venom could hold the key to treating k
- Researchers gave a peptide in the venom to mice with polycyctic kidney disease
- The disease causes fluid-filled cysts to develop which can damage the kidneys
- The results revealed that the area made up of cysts was reduced by 47 per cent
- Current drugs to treat the disease can lead to side effects such as liver damage
- But this new discovery could lead to improved therapies to treat PKD in humans
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