The Quiz: The toxic venom of the Gila monster has been synthesized to help with what condition?
A hormone found in the saliva of the Gila monster 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 correct answer to this quiz is Diabetes.