Safe, less toxic synthetic spider venom developed in Brazil

05/12/2013 | New Scientist

Researchers at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil have developed a synthetic antivenom to neutralize the effects of bites from reaper or fiddle-back spiders. The brown Loxosceles intermedia spiders bite 7,000 people a year in Brazil, but traditional antivenom is often toxic to horses used to make the serum. The new antivenom produces few side effects and researchers hope it may develop into a vaccine against spider bites.

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