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New antivenom invented for black widow spider bites


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Scientists have invented a new antivenom for European black widow spider bites that uses human antibodies to mitigate the effects of the arachnid's painful toxins. 

The new treatment could be superior to existing antidotes, but it will need much more testing before it's available to patients, researchers say.

https://www.livescience.com/health/medicine-drugs/new-antivenom-invented-for-black-widow-spider-bites

Human antibodies neutralizing the alpha-latrotoxin of the European black widow

https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/immunology/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2024.1407398/full

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