GMO Spider Venom The Next Viagra? - Kama'aina Termite and Pest Control

Spider_ViagraThe Brazilian Wandering Spider, or commonly called the Banana Spider are very large spiders with over a 5 inch leg span. Researchers are interested in the BWS for its bite inducing priapism, which is a cringe worthy medical emergency involving the penis.

Researchers are working to see if the venom inducing priapism could help with erectile dysfunction.

Using a recombinant baculovirus, researchers have been able to recreate a synthetic version of the spiders venom. What’s next? It may be quite some time before you see commercially available spiders venom in Hawaii to treat ED, but given the huge market for ED drugs, it may be sooner then we all think.

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