How a Centipede Survives its Own Species’ Venom
How a Centipede Survives its Own Species’ Venom
The same toxin targets different receptors in prey and conspecifics to deliver either a lethal or non-lethal blow.
How a Centipede Survives its Own Species’ Venom
How a Centipede Survives its Own Species’ Venom

The same toxin targets different receptors in prey and conspecifics to deliver either a lethal or non-lethal blow.

The same toxin targets different receptors in prey and conspecifics to deliver either a lethal or non-lethal blow.

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CAR T Cell Adds Scorpion Venom to Tackle Tumor Heterogeneity
CAR T Cell Adds Scorpion Venom to Tackle Tumor Heterogeneity
Amy Schleunes | Mar 24, 2020
A newly engineered CAR T cell that incorporates a peptide isolated from the venom of the deathstalker scorpion has broad brain tumor–binding capabilities that will be investigated in an upcoming clinical trial.
Image of the Day: Scorpion Venom for Arthritis
Image of the Day: Scorpion Venom for Arthritis
Amy Schleunes | Mar 17, 2020
A mouse model of rheumatoid arthritis reveals that a tiny protein in scorpion venom can deliver steroids to affected joints.
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2018
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Mining Spider Toxins for Analgesic Clues
Mining Spider Toxins for Analgesic Clues
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2018
Arachnids harbor a plentiful array of molecules that target mammalian pain receptors.
Sourcing Painkillers from Scorpions’ Stings
Sourcing Painkillers from Scorpions’ Stings
Abby Olena | Jan 1, 2018
Compounds in the arachnids’ venom interact with ion channels to both cause and block pain.
Sea Anemone Toxin Could Treat Autoimmunity
Sea Anemone Toxin Could Treat Autoimmunity
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2018
If successful, the treatments could alleviate patients’ pain by reducing inflammation.
Frog Skin Yields Potent Painkillers, but None Clinic Ready
Frog Skin Yields Potent Painkillers, but None Clinic Ready
Shawna Williams | Jan 1, 2018
Decades after their discovery by bioprospectors, amphibian-derived analgesics continue to attract scientific attention.
Animal Analgesics
Animal Analgesics
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2018
A cornucopia of toxins in the animal kingdom could provide inspiration for novel painkillers, but so far, effective drugs have proven elusive.
 
Novel Analgesics at a Snail’s Pace
Novel Analgesics at a Snail’s Pace
Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2018
Studying cone snail venom has yielded novel pain pathways, but the peptides that function as toxins are difficult to translate into drugs.