Old venom still has bite

New research has revealed that venom can be stored for up to 80 years without losing any of its biological properties.

Researchers from the University of Queensland examined 52 samples of venom (some of which were very old), and found they still remained biologically active well after they were collected.

Not only does this research show venoms can be a “time capsule” for biodiversity, it is also important for drug discovery and development, as venom often contains a number of unexplored and useful compounds.

Read more at The University of Queensland