Funnel Webs: Unlikely Heart Attack Heroes

Australia’s teeming with deadly animals but some might just be undercover lifesavers. Funnel web spiders on K’gari, or Fraser Island, are capable of killing you within hours. However, new research has shown they could also save you and the 57,000 other Australians each year who suffer a heart attack, in just minutes.

2SER Breakfast’s Willy Russo was joined by Dr Nathan Palpant from the University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience, to learn what makes their venom special. 

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