Gut pains can be helped by a giant spider

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Deep in the jungles of Venezuela is a massive spider whose venom may actually be more beneficial than deadly to us humans.

A study conducted by the university of Queensland involving over 28 different spider species reveals that this giant spider in question may be able to assist in alleviating Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Director of the Centre for Pain Research Professor Richard Lewis dives further into how this hairy creepy crawly provides the answers to our irritating gut pains.

Produced By: Pat Fordham

Featured In Story: Director at Centre for Pain Research, Professor Richard Lewis – University of Queensland, Institute for Molecular Science

First aired on The Wire, Monday 30 August 2021

Monday 30th of August, 2021

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