VENOM , THE MEDICINE FOR TOMORROW
The word venom brings pictures of death and episodes of horror to our minds. We loathe organisms such as snakes, spiders, scorpions, lizards, sting rays, octopuses and tunicates that we associate with venom. Given a chance we would simply exterminate these creatures. Have you ever thought that something as deadly as venom that wields the power to end life could help in improving healthcare? Most of us would say no. But wait, it might just be the medicine for tomorrow. Amazingly it may hold the cure for many human diseases.