Spider venom

Seven spider venom compounds can relieve chronic pain

Chronic pain that cannot be controlled can ruin people's lives. Not any more. New research shows that seven compounds found in spider venom block a key step in the body's ability to pass pain signals to the brain.

Mar 04, 2015, 15:22 PM IST

Spider venom may save bees: Study

Venom from one of the world`s most poisonous spiders may help save the world`s honeybees, providing a biopesticide that kills pests but spares the precious pollinators, a study said.

Jun 04, 2014, 05:42 AM IST

Protein in spider venom `may help treat muscular dystrophy`

The venom of the Chilean rose tarantula has a protein that holds promise for keeping muscular dystrophy at bay, scientists say.

Jul 22, 2012, 15:49 PM IST

Spider venom could hold key to treating breast cancer

Venom from funnel-web spiders and tarantulas could be used to kill breast cancer cells, Australian researchers say.

Oct 24, 2011, 13:10 PM IST

Spider venom could be the new Viagra

Facing a little trouble in the bedroom and Viagra doesn`t work for you? Well, spiders may help you.

Sep 17, 2011, 10:42 AM IST