In 2014, researchers at Yale University identified a protein from the tarantula's toxin that shows promise as a new painkiller drug. The protein reduces activity in an ion pump associated with inflammation and neuropathic pain, making it potentially suitable as a treatment for both normal pain and pathological pain syndromes.
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