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The secrets of spider venom | Michel Dugon

By Michel Dugon

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Spider venom can stop your heart within minutes, cause unimaginable pain -- and potentially save your life, says zoologist Michel Dugon. As a tarantula crawls up and down his arm, Dugon explains the medical properties of this potent toxin and how it might be used to produce the next generation of antibiotics.


Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Date 2018
Publisher TED Talks
Size/Length 12:52
Language English
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  1. Animal roles
  2. Insects
  3. open access
  4. Snakes
  5. spiders
  6. venoms
  1. open access