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Within tarantula venom, new hope for safe and novel painkillers found

The new screening method used by the scientists has the potential to search millions of different spider toxins for safe pain-killing drugs and therapies
Screening more than 100 spider toxins, Yale researchers identified a protein from the venom of the Peruvian green velvet tarantula that blunts activity in pain-transmitting neurons. The findings, reported in the March 3 issue of the journal Current Biology, show the new screening method used by the scientists has the potential to search

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