[8-14-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: The toxic venom of the Gila monster has been synthesized to help with what condition?
The given options are:
Correct Answer: Diabetes
Info: The Gila monster is a species of venomous lizard native to the Southwestern United States and the northwestern Mexican state of Sonora. The Gila monster is found in the Southwestern United States and Mexico, including Sonora, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico. It is a heavy, typically slow-moving reptile, up to 56 centimeters/22 inches long, and is the only venomous lizard native to the United States. A hormone in the Gila monster’s saliva has been found to stimulate insulin production in humans. A synthetic version of that hormone is used to create the anti-diabetes drug exenatide. Another toxin found in Gila monster saliva has been studied for use as a potential drug to treat Alzheimer’s. The Gila monster’s diet consists of a variety of food items – small mammals (such as young rabbits, hares, mice, ground squirrels, other rodents, etc.), small birds, snakes, lizards, frogs, insects, carrion, and the eggs of birds, lizards, snakes, and tortoises. (Ref)
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