Scientist Injects a Beating Heart With Venom To Show Its Effect and How It Kills

Feb 19, 2016 at 4:45 pm |
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Most people are justifiably afraid of snakes, certain sea creatures, and spiders. Not only are they creepy (or crawly or wiggly), they can be poisonous. We’ve all heard stories about brown recluse spiders or random snakes bites. Venom can destroy living cells, cause excruciating pain and they are reactions are super fast. But how exactly does venom work on the body? Unlike other toxins and poisons that have to be ingested to work, animal venoms works differently. Ever been curious about how this amazing substance works?

Any awesomely educational YouTube channel that you should subscribe to called The Nature of Science explains in laymen’s terms what happens when venom enters our bloodstream. The fact that they work their deadly magic on animals in a matter of seconds is terrifying. Check out the live examples from James Cook University in Australia.

injecting venom in frog heart

Source: YouTube @The Nature of Science

 

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