Border-Crossing Research Lessens the Sting

Laura Segall for The Chronicle

Leslie Boyer, a toxicologist at the U. of Arizona who helped develop an antivenom for the U.S. market, studies a scorpion she found in her house.
February 26, 2012

Arizona, home to the dangerous bark scorpion, was about to exhaust the United States' last supplies of scorpion antivenom, and Leslie Boyer was out of options. She knew that if a young child were stung and had no access to the antidote, he could…

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