Using the CRISPR gene editing tool, a team of researchers from Sydney has discovered the antidote to the deadly box jellyfish venom. The antidote works by blocking the symptoms of the sting.
Animals April 30, 2019
Despite its low score on Rotten Tomatoes, 'Venom' has still amassed millions of sales in the box office. The movie is directed by Ruben Fleischer and stars Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams.
Movies/TV Shows October 8, 2018
The new 'Venom' trailer finally shows the transformation of Eddie Brock, played by Tom Hardy, into the titular antihero. The trailer also leads to speculations on who else will be in the movie.
Movies/TV Shows April 25, 2018
A giant specimen of one of the world's deadliest spiders has been obtained by the Australian Reptile Park. The funnel web spider, named Colossus, will be milked to produce anti-venom.
Animals March 5, 2018
Centipede bites have no known treatment until a recent study suggested an anticonvulsant prescribed for epilepsy. This recommendation comes after scientists pinned down SsTx, the toxin that makes the insect’s venom deadly.
Animals January 24, 2018
A University of Arizona doctor is developing a therapy that can delay the effects of a snake bite. It’ll be applied like an EpiPen injection, buying the snakebite victim an extra hour to delay the damaging effects of the venom.
Biotech October 16, 2017
The first of Sony's Spider-Man spinoff movies has gotten its lead role. Sony has announced that Tom Hardy has been cast as Eddie Brock in 'Venom.'
Movies/TV Shows May 20, 2017
The tropical aquarium fish called fang blenny injects predators with opioid peptides that act like heroine or morphine. What makes this venom ideal for the development of new painkillers?
Animals April 3, 2017
Stung by jellyfish? Research says remedies such as pouring saltwater, scraping of tentacles, and applying ice on affected area do not alleviate but only increase the pain.
Animals March 21, 2017
Spider-Man's black symbiote villain is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sony finally confirms an October 2018 release date for the stand-alone 'Venom' film.
Movies/TV Shows March 17, 2017
Marvel's new Venom comic raises some interesting questions about the iconic symbiote.
Comic Books November 23, 2016
Spiders could provide means to improve human research and medication. A team of scientists is currently investigating the substances making the over 500 toxins in spiders' venoms so powerful.
Medicine October 31, 2016
Spider venom has helped researchers target a protein involved in transmitting mechanical pain, the type felt by patients of irritable bowel syndrome. This helped scientists better probe pain signaling in the body.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 7, 2016
What's a better way to treat jellyfish stings: cold or hot water? For two Hawaiian researchers, the answer is the latter, and it has to do with the nature of jellyfish venom.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 2, 2016
With 'Spider-Man' once again being rebooted, the spin-off 'Venom' movie is being revived. The project is said to be a standalone movie and will launch its own franchise.
Society March 5, 2016
University of Queensland researchers probed how a peptide toxin found in the Peruvian green velvet tarantula could target brain receptors and offer pain relief. They showed for the first time the role of the cell membrane in this painkilling action.
Life February 29, 2016
Thousands of new peptide toxins were found in the venom of the Conus episcopatus, one of the species of cone snail. Researchers said that the newly discovered molecules could pave way for the development of new medicines that could treat cancer, addiction and pain.
Life July 8, 2015
Residents of New Jersey report of dozens of Portuguese man-of-war sightings along the coast over the past couple of weeks. Wildlife experts warn against touching or picking up the sea creatures for fear of its painful sting.
Earth/Environment June 30, 2015
A hoard of more than 25,000 venomous spiders descended upon the town of Maningrida in Australia. The eight-legged creatures belong to a newly discovered species of tarantula known as 'diving tarantulas.'
Earth/Environment June 28, 2015
What's the proper way to deal with a snakebite? Experts advise against sucking out the venom – but a pregnant woman did just that.
Life June 11, 2015
A vulnerability was recently disclosed by a digital security company on Wednesday. Dubbed Venom, the vulnerability can allow a malicious takeover on whole data centers even when just a single virtual machine is compromised.
Business May 15, 2015
Certain compounds found in spider venom can be used in next-generation painkillers. There are about 9 million spider venom peptides but only 0.01 percent has been explored for pharmacological purposes.
Life March 4, 2015
Thought the Sinister Six and Venom movies were dead in the water after the big Sony Pictures-Marvel announcement? Then you're wrong as these films are still in the pipeline.
Movies/TV Shows February 12, 2015
Current venom extraction practices tend to result in weak anti-venoms. This may soon change as scientists work on producing an antidote for snakebites using a process called antivenomics.
Life January 13, 2015
Children in the southeast U.S. ending up in emergency rooms after encounters with fluffy but toxin-wielding caterpillar. Furry puss caterpillar, named for the resemblance to a furry house cat, carries a stinging surprise.
Animals September 19, 2014
A bee sting is very unpleasant for most people, but scientists have suggested that bee venom could be used in a new class of cancer-fighting drugs. Scientists hope that this venom could help with a more targeted approach to fighting cancer.
Life August 12, 2014
The grasshopper mouse can eat the bark scorpion, thanks to evolution without any signs of pain.
Animals October 28, 2013