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Fire Ant Venom Could Be a Surprising New Treatment For Psoriasis

As many as 6 million Americans experience the pain and irritation of the skin condition psoriasis, who could now find comfort in the unlikeliest of places.

Scientists have discovered that compounds derived from fire ant venom could take the sting out of this incurable autoimmune disease, leading to hopes of new treatments for the condition.

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