Professor Narelle Daley of the Australian University of James cook received a grant in the amount of 200 thousand dollars for testing of the venom of the Sydney voronkovich spiders and tarantulas.
Daley intends to test the theory about anti-cancer properties of the venom of spiders laboratory method, isolating the hundreds of molecules of poison. These molecules Professor will be placed in one environment with cancer cells and then observe the reaction.
Scientists believe that a complex mixture of molecules of the poison can slow down the spread of cancer and even completely remove malignant tumor from the body.
"Spider venom is potentially a good candidate for anticancer agent. Are now carried out primary research, so to announce final conclusions while early. However, we focus on naturally occurring poison," says one of the authors future research.
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