Caterpillars are the larvae of moths and butterflies, and while many are agricultural pests, it's hard to deny that sometimes, they are just plain fascinating. They come in so many unusual colors and variations that it's hard not to pick them up.
A recent study lead by Australian researcher has shown that proteins discovered in Cone Snail venom could potentially prove to be a stronger pain killer than morphine, and have fewer side effects and lower risk of abuse.
One question that scientists have never fully unravelled is how the sting of jellyfish works and why the stings of different species ‘sting’ differently. Some new research conducted by Heidelberg University provides some answers.
Researchers have found that if they coat a tumor with a "paint" that is a combination of scorpion venom and a fluorescent marker, they might be able to improve a surgeons ability to remove all of the cancerous cells that surround a tumor.