Australian spider’s deadly venom could help patients with stroke, a study demonstrated

The funnel web Australian spider's venom can kill within 15 minutes. However, the protein Hi1a, which is contained, proved positive effect if administrated in the first eight hours after a stroke. Even a dose after eight hours could cut injury by 65%. In the study, it blocked "acid-sensing ion channels" which are said to be the "key drivers" of brain damage after stroke.

  • Written by James Prewitt
  • Category: Medicine

Many cases of a deadly fungus infection discovered in New York

America is confronting with many cases of a deadly fungal infection that doctors have been fearing. The fungus is a yeast known as Candida auris and was reported starting in 2009 on countries from five continents. It was first detected as an aerial infection in Japan.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Medicine