Spider venom to prevent stroke related damage

Australian scientists have shown through studies on rats that a protein isolated from the venom of a spider in eastern Australia, Hadronyche infensa can be used for treatment to combat stroke. They have shown through their studies that this protein protects the brain for up to eight hours after a stroke unlike the existing drugs that last just for four and a half hours. Glenn King who spearheaded this research said that this would make brain damage minimum after a stroke.

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