How spider venom could help with heart attack and stroke recovery
Researchers at the University of Queensland are trialing a molecule found in Funnel Web venom that could help victims of heart attack and stroke.
Professor Mark Smythe joined Luke Grant on Drive to explain how the IB001 molecule helps repair damaged tissue in the heart or brain once a blockage is removed.
“The key to this is it impacting on the diseased tissue … you do lose a lot of the functional parts of your heart and your brain when these things happen,” he said.
The molecule is currently being trailed on animals with great success.
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