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🐍 King of Pain 🧠

Is SARS-CoV-2's sp!ke protein is a lab created chimera?
It contains gene sequences similar to other lethal organisms.

One of them is snake venom, specifically Cobra and Krait🐍venoms. An exploration of effects of envenomation after snakebite may give insight
into sp!ke protein toxification.

It's interesting to see the similar enzymes and peptides and pathophysiological mechanisms between envenomation and Acute COVID, and also post envenomation sequelae and Long COVID. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8879488/
"...venom proteins presented do in fact inflict pain either directly by stimulating specific receptors by binding to the receptors or locally generating compounds that bind, remotely by stimulating receptors distant from the bite site, or indirectly by causing pain syndromes as
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Happy #WorldSnakeDay. #Snakes have an unfair reputation as being poisonous/ aggressive. Our fear of snakes may come from Christianity. Satan took the form of a snake tempting Eve in the Garden of Eden. Yet snakes aren't bad at all! They're critical to ecosystems around the world
#Snakes evolved 130 million years ago in the Cretaceous period from a common ancestor that they share with #birds and other #reptiles. They have cloacal spurs or vestigal limbs, which shows their shared ancestry with limbed reptiles. #WorldSnakeDay 🐍🐍🐍
#Snakes see on the infrared spectrum using heat receptors called pit organs making them epic predators with natural night vision goggles to see prey. Snakes have a detachable jaw which can swallow food whole that is much larger than its own body weight. #WorldSnakeDay 🐍💚
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So many people here. So many masks. We will uplift them all :) #HumDekhenge #HumanRights 🇮🇳♥️
Bangalore police will do literally anything but not ensure safety of women and artists in the city. Last night I called various helplines, shared my address and live location, but nobody believed, nobody came to rescue. #HumanRights #MeToo #MenTellAll @BlrCityPolice @CPBlr
I am at @BLRAirport, leaving the city and #Karnataka because the govt, authorities failed to ensure my safety despite multiple requests. Story out this week. Stay tuned. #JournalismIsNotACrime #journorequest Women in B’lore, if you have a similar story to share, please DM. TIA🇮🇳
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Thank you @IWS_Network for giving me the opportunity to share my #story 💜 ! This a part of Voices Without Frontiers program iwsnetwork.ca/voices-without… #IWS #WomenInSTEM #VoicesIWS #ecology #conservation #biodiversity
I was born in #saopaulo, #Brazil’s largest city, very different from the #Amazon Rainforest & Rio! See me and a #samauma, the most famous Amazon tree 🌳
Also me & @IsabelaHissa in front of Sao Paulo’s #MASP (Modern Art Museum) & me and my mom in #Rio! #VoiceIWS @IWS_Network Image
I can say I lived in a great #rainforest because Sao Paulo & most of the coast of Brazil are in the Atlantic Forest 🌴🌺🐍. It is one of the 34 world’s #hotspots of #biodiversity, with more than 1500 plant species and 90% of original area loss. #VoiceIWS @IWS_Network Source: https://www.e-educa...
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**NEW PAPER ALERT** 'Road effect mitigation promotes connectivity and reduces mortality at the population level'. #turtles #snakes #amphibians #roadecology @OntarioParks @PresquilePP
Road mortality is a major threat to reptile and amphibian populations. Using a 6-year paired BACI design, we tested if roadside fencing and tunnels beneath the road would reduce road mortality rates of reptiles and amphibians.
We found that road mortality was reduced for turtles and amphibians compared to our control site- great! However, we found no effect of the mitigation on snake mortality - not good!
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The game had its origin in India and was called #Moksha Patam or Parama Padam or Mokshapat. It was used to teach Hindu Dharma and Hindu values to children. The British renamed it #snakes and #Ladders.

The game was created by the 13th-century poet saint Gyandev. The ladders in
the game represented virtues and the #snakes indicated vices. The game was played with cowrie shells and dices. Later through time, the game underwent several modifications but the meaning is the same i.e good deeds take us to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births. Certain
references take the game back to the 2nd century BC.

In the original game square, 12 was faith, 51 was Reliability, 57 was Generosity, 76 was #Knowledge, and 78 was Asceticism. These were the squares where the ladder was found. Square 41 was for Disobedience, 44 for Arrogance,
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THREAD - What happened at the Huanan #seafood market?

The @WHO report is quite clear on this point: #SARSCoV2 might have jumped from a wild animal sold in this market and maybe other markets in #Wuhan. But what do we know exactly? 1/15

#originsofSARSCoV2 Image
After all this time, the Huanan seafood market still remains the main suspect for a simple reason: most of the early cases had visited at least one market in Wuhan city, and several of them visited the Huanan market. 2/15 Image
According to the report, 10,000 people visited this place every day, making it a perfect setting for an #outbreak. One might argue: what about the cases without market exposure? Good question! 3/15
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Me and the family went to ZSL #LondonZoo today, had a great time and saw all the #animals. Here's a short thread. Some highlights: Western lowland gorilla, Sumatran tiger, Komodo dragon, Galapagos giant tortoise... ImageImageImageImage
Just a few of the literally 100s of birds at #LondonZoo: Woolly-necked stork, Northern crested caracaras (big, semi-terrestrial American falcons) and Red and yellow barbet. Barbets are members of the woodpecker group; some are close kin of toucans. #birds #animals #zoos ImageImageImage
Some #reptiles: the remarkably yellow Cuming's water monitor, an awesome Reticulated python (cue #HarryPotter link), Big-headed turtle (able to climb, prehensile-tailed) and Rio Fuerte beaded lizard... #lizards #snakes #squamates #turtles ImageImageImageImage
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IT'S #WORLDSNAKEDAY! What will you do to celebrate the lives of #snakes today? We have some suggestions below, but first…

Something different for #RattlesnakeBeautyPageant Day #16, a Northern Pacific Rattlesnake inked by @MiekoTemple! 1/
Want a print? 10% off during July, plus $9 off $45+ with code WorldSnakeDay, $35+ ships free, at bit.ly/SnakeInk! Mieko is a grad student (SUPPORT STUDENT ARTISTS!) in animal science at @calpoly and draws many other cool critters, check her out: mtillustrations.com 2/
WANT TO HELP SNAKES? Here are some ways. If you’ve loved #RattlesnakeBeautyPageant, I’m stoked to announce that we are making 2021 calendars, with 100% of proceeds going to @snakeadvocate! Pre-order now to save $5. 3/ centralcoastsnakeservices.com/store/p1/Rattl…
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@ejazhaider My dear Ejaz, I have just seen Tasnim Aslam's AND @abasitpak1 's 'interview' / monologue in detail and am more gobsmacked than I was when I only saw short clips of them both sounding off. She was absolutely pathetic: mealy-mouthed, yet plunging the dagger into the 2/
2/ former Prime Minister's back, quietly, at will. Even whitewashing the Establishment Re: the Bin Laden and Raymond Davis fiascos,which we know well (as told to us in excruciating detail by both General Pervez 'Mushy' Musharraf AND former DG ISI, Lt. Gen. Asad Durrani), were 3/
3/ orchestrated in fine detail by the Mother of All Agencies'. Indeed, the then DG ISI, Shuja Pasha, sat in court for Davis's last appearance and saw to it that he safely boarded the special aircraft. Yet Aslam points an accusing finger at the then PPP government! Let me make 4/
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My mother taught us to ward off the Evil Eye by spitting. 💦

According to this #Syriac #manuscript (Or 6673) there are more hygienic ways of eliminating it, and a host of other ailments, misfortunes and generic evils. Let’s see what they are!

(Props to the Evangelists)

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Let’s cut the gentle humour for... one tweet. This #manuscript was copied at the end of the 19th century by Church of the East believers in northern #Iraq. It’s part of a long tradition of prayer and medicine in the region, and it relies on a number of different belief systems.
Ok, first up is fear. St. George was not afraid when he slew the #dragon (also identified here as a Great #Monster), so why should you be? Offer him a prayer to allay distress and fears.

🐲🐉🙏
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With #Halloween approaching, what haunts you? I often worry about how quickly #animals are going extinct, and especially #frogs. Here's some of the ways your support can help me prevent then from becoming #environmental ghosts: patreon.com/MyFrogCroaked #FridayFeeling #FrogFriday
Did you know? Many baby #frogs (tadpoles) act as “river lawn mowers” by grazing on algae and plant material that falls into rivers. Their presence helps protect clean water which people and #wildlife both depend on. #FrogFriday
Also, #frogs may help control the spread of human #diseases spread by #insects, like #malaria, dengue & Zika. The tadpoles of some frog species are carnivorous & kill mosquito eggs & larvae. Keeping frogs healthy can help keep people healthy too patreon.com/MyFrogCroaked #OneHealth
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My #HerpFall2018 class at @SCSUCOSE has their first #fieldwork lab tomorrow! Students will spend the afternoon checking these traps and surveying nearby sites for #amphibians and #reptiles 1/2 ImageImageImageImage
A @SCSUCOSE #biology grad student & I found a DOR Blanding's & painted turtle, & 3 DOR common garter #snakes while setting traps for #HerpFall2018 . The Blanding's #turtle is threatened in #Minnesota & reporting sightings like this can be useful for ongoing conservation efforts ImageImageImage
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