Venom of Tarantula for Use as Painkiller?

Venom of Tarantula for Use as Painkiller?

The venom from predators such as snakes, toads and spiders have been an excellent source of molecules with diverse properties that scientists have put to use for studying properties of neurons. For years, neurobiologists have used alpha-bungarotoxin from the venom of cobras to inactivate an acetylcholine receptor in neurons, with numerous applications for experimental research. […]

Tarantula Venom Could Lead to New Painkillers

Tarantula Venom Could Lead to New Painkillers

Even though they might be very scary for some individuals, tarantulas could possibly start giving a gift to human beings in the form of pain killers. Scientists from Yale University tested over 100 different spider toxins and they found a protein located inside the venom of a tarantula from Peru which dulls the commotion that […]

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