Pain, Pus & Poison: The search for modern medicine
Episode 3: Poison – BBC4 8pm Thursday 5th March 2015
Dr Michael Mosley ends the series looking at poison. This series is celebrating the eccentrics and mavericks whose breakthroughs were to pave the way for some of the most striking treatments of modern medicine.
This final episode, featuring Venomtech’s very own scorpions, will be exploring the turning points when scientists went from finding antidotes to poisons to applying poisons as a cure. The death stalker scorpion, pictured below, was filmed at Venomtech®. This scorpion’s venom is a valuable tool in curing cancer.