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Possible Antidote to World's Deadliest Mushroom Discovered

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Now, researchers say they might have found one in an unexpected source: a dye routinely used for medical imaging. In a study of human cells and mice published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, researchers show that the dye, called indocyanine green, could potentially act as an antidote for a toxin in the deadly mushrooms. "Upon discovering this unexpected connection, the research team was understandably taken aback," Qiao-Ping Wang, a co-author of the study and researcher at Sun Yat-sen University in China, tells Daniel Lawler of the Agence France-Presse (AFP). "It's a spectacularly cool paper," Anne Pringle, a mycologist who studies death caps at the University of Wisconsin?"Madison and did not contribute to the findings, tells the New York Times' Alla Katsnelson. "They do this amazing amount of work and end with this hypothesis that they've found an antidote."

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