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Mar 24, 2015 09:15 AM ET // Richard Farrell
The humble marsupial's immunity to snake venom underpins a new potential antidote.
Mar 4, 2015 10:20 AM ET // AFP
In lab-dish tests, seven compounds obtained from venom blocked a protein crucial for transmitting the sensation of pain to the human brain.
Jan 6, 2015 12:01 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Black widow spiders have rapidly evolved super lethal venom, such that the spiders are now building stronger webs to handle ever-bigger prey. Continue reading →
Nov 3, 2014 03:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Palermo, LiveScience
The news might come as a surprise to New Englanders, who didn't think this local spider's bite had any effect on humans.
Aug 15, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Megan Gannon, Live Science News Editor
One is surprisingly large. The other is tiny. Both are extremely venomous.
May 27, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
Toothy barbs are perfectly suited for piercing the skeletons of prey and delivering a kiss of venom, a new study finds.
Apr 21, 2014 02:10 PM ET // Agata Blaszczak Boxe, LiveScience
Whether hobo spider bites are toxic to people has been a matter of debate, but a new study suggests the spider's venom may be less harmful thought.
Dec 10, 2013 05:10 AM ET
Snakes are pretty incredible animals, the poisonous ones even more so. Trace explains how snakes evolved to become venomous, and why they must keep evolving this tool to keep their deadly reputation.
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