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NUI Galway provides first definitive identification guide on false widow spider bites

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Researchers from the Ryan Institute at NUI Galway have developed the world’s first verified identification guide and symptoms checklist for General Practitioners and the public on how to treat bites from the False Widow spider.

Young children will have the opportunity to become real-life scientists this summer

Bug Hunters‘ host Dr Michel Dugon will be directing two summer science camps which aim to look at science through a new and youthful lens. The camps will provide a safe and encouraging atmosphere in which young scientists can get involved and experiment as real scientists do.

NUI Galway study on spider venom for potential anti-cancer properties

An NUI Galway scientist has begun research on venom variations from the false black widow spider and its therapeutic potential for anti-cancer properties. The venom will be tested on different lines of human cancerous cells. This is the first time that an Irish bug is being investigated for its potent bio-activity and the first time that venom from this particular spider is been investigated.


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