The humble marsupial's immunity to snake venom underpins a new potential antidote.
In lab-dish tests, seven compounds obtained from venom blocked a protein crucial for transmitting the sensation of pain to the human brain.
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 →
The news might come as a surprise to New Englanders, who didn't think this local spider's bite had any effect on humans.
One is surprisingly large. The other is tiny. Both are extremely venomous.
Toothy barbs are perfectly suited for piercing the skeletons of prey and delivering a kiss of venom, a new study finds.
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.
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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