Spider, snake venom to be used as painkillers in the future?

Last week, a Popular Science Magazine writer  shed light on current research that is sure to pique anyone’s interest—A look at how venom, from spiders and snakes to millipedes, scorpions and more, might be used as painkillers in the future. Many scientists globally are looking to the non-addictive qualities of venom as a new alternative to quell chronic pain in patients. And what better way than to tap into a resource with more than 40,000 different species? The writer goes on to … [Read more...]