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Spiders help scientists discover how muscles relax
... muscle. The structural studies were done using tarantula
striated muscle, which the team has been studying since the 1980s. Striated muscles from the large, hairy spiders contain filaments that are particularly well ordered, making them easier to study structurally than the more disorganized filaments foun...
Ground spider diversity studied in research project
...she has had a skin irritation caused by a rosehair tarantula
flicking off some of its abdominal hair, she said. Henderson hopes her studies will be a stepping stone to a new career when she graduates in May. "There are few arachnologists," she said. "But that (knowledge) comes in handy when someone gets bitt...
Tarantula venom and chili peppers target same pain sensor
Venom from a West Indian tarantula
has been shown to cause pain by exciting the same ... professor and chair of physiology at UCSF. The tarantula
venom targets the heat sensor on nerve cells known as the capsaicin receptor, first cloned in 1997 i...