- The saliva contains a toxin that helps diabetics control glucose and lose weight.
- It was turned into an anti-diabetes drug in 2005.
- The ancient, patchworked platypus is a relatively unchanged animal from which researchers are learning about mammalian gene regulation and immune systems.
- Glucagon-lie-peptide-1 from the male platypus is a promising lead candidate for better diabetes treatment.
- One of several pit vipers whose venom is a powerful blood coagulant.
- Scientists have combined a derivative of the venom with injectable hydrogels to create a material that can quickly stop bleeding and protect wounds.
- This Brazilian social wasp protects itself against predators by producing venom known to contain a powerful cancer-fighting ingredient.