By Christie Rizk | May 08, 2013 07:40 PM EDT
Researchers have engineered a new kind of anti-venom vaccine from the toxin of Reaper spiders.
By Christine Hsu | Dec 13, 2012 06:55 PM EST
A new study has revealed that a zinc-based compound may take the sting out of its powerful poison.
By Makini Brice | Oct 03, 2012 03:52 PM EDT
Its power could help fuel the search for a better painkiller.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 27, 2012 03:19 PM EDT
An Australian teenage boy is now fighting for his life after being bitten by the world's deadliest snake, which possesses venom so poisonous that one drop of it can kill 100 men within 45 minutes.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 19, 2012 03:26 PM EDT
Venomous snakes may someday save your life, according to scientists who believe that deadly reptiles may provide a good source for new drugs to cure human diseases.
By Makini Brice | Aug 29, 2012 10:58 AM EDT
If you were suffering from erectile dysfunction, would you take a pill made from the venom of a deadly spider? One team of Brazilian and American researchers are betting that you would.