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10 March 2011

Spider venom leads to human therapies

A newly identified toxin in spider venom may help lead to new ways to treat pain and disease in humans, scientists report.

A newly identified toxin in spider venom may help lead to new ways to treat pain and disease in humans, scientists report.

According to the researchers, the discovery of the toxin may provide a new target for studying T-type channels, which are involved in human conditions such as congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, epilepsy and pain.

More research still needed

 
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