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Spider venom reveals new secret


August 29, 2013

Loxosceles laeta, a South American brown spider A University of Arizona-led research team has found that venom of spiders of the genus Loxosceles, which includes the brown recluse, produces a different chemical product than scientists believed. The discovery could lead to better understanding of how these spider bites can cause necrotic lesions or systemic reactions in humans and to new treatments for spider bites. Full Story

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