All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘venom’

New Painkiller Could Be Made With Tarantula Venom?

Those huge, scary, and furry spiders, namely tarantulas, carry venom that just may hold the key to the development of a safe and effective new painkiller, according to a new study. After all, the U.S. pain medication industry has millions of people addicted to their offerings, so this just might be a better alternative to those addictive prescriptions. Yale University …

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Brown Recluse Spiders: Where They Lurk and What You Should Do if You get Bit

The brown recluse spider is even more dangerous than the Black Widow because of the way its venom affects humans. Their venomous bites cause necrosis, meaning that the tissue surrounding the attack site dies and leaves its victims with nasty scars. Bites typically take months to heal and can be excruciating. Typical side effects that attack victims experience are dizziness, …

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Brown Recluse Spider Bite Almost Blinds Texas Christian University Student

Nikki Perez, a student at Texas Christian University, was nearly blinded by a bite from a brown recluse spider. The brown recluse is one of the most dangerous spiders in North America. This specific arthropod’s population continues to spread with the warming of the planet and may lead to a rise in attacks: “a changing climate could make parts of …

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