Tarantula venom may hold the key to the development of a safe and effective new painkiller, according to a new study.
Potential new pain medications
"The likelihood is that within the vast diversity of spider toxins we will find others that are active against other channels important for pain," senior study author Michael Nitabach said in a Yale news release.
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What did the study find?
They say they plan to continue testing many thousands of new toxins that could produce similar pain-reducing effects.
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