Mortal poison: the story of how venom works

Dr Ken Winkel's recent article in the Conversation


Dr Winkel's article is one in a series called the "Deadly Australians" which has recently appeared in the The Conversation

The article discusses what's in venom and how the constituent toxins work.  The major types of toxins are discussed along with examples of each under the following headings.

  1. Neurotoxins
  2. Impact on blood and heart
  3. Muscle destruction and pain

The article which appeared in the January 12 issue of The Conversation can be seen here.