September 13, 2021 / Modified sep 13, 2021 5:31 p.m.

Episode 294: New research links COVID-19 to Arizona rattlesnakes

Resarchers are testing a connection between an enzyme similar to rattlesnake venom and deadly cases of COVID-19.

AZSCI 294 rattlesnake covid hero Floyd Chilton and colleagues.
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New research links COVID-19 to Arizona rattlesnakes

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UA scientist Floyd Chilton spoke with Leslie Tolbert, Ph.D. professor emerita in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona.

Researchers at the University of Arizona are testing a connection between an enzyme similar to rattlesnake venom and deadly cases of COVID-19. UA scientist Floyd Chilton is looking at evidence the enzyme might drive severe forms of the virus. His research could open a new front in the fight against COVID.

Floyd Chilton spoke with Leslie Tolbert, Ph.D. professor emerita in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona.

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