Move over, Rattlesnake Kate. A group of scientists at University of Northern Colorado in Greeley is now taking on rattlesnakes, this time, possibly finding the cure to cancer. The group is researching how the snakes' venom can be used to kill cancer cells. 

CBS4 reported on UNC's research, with Ph.D. candidate Tanner Harvey explaining that viper venom kills breast cancer and colon cancer cells, quickly and in small doses. The challenge, CBS4 says, isn't killing the cancer, but rather 'not killing the patient' with the poisonous venom.

See the video from CBS4 below:

Enter your number to get our free mobile app