men were handed an unlikely lifeline yesterday after research found a single bite from an exotic spider can cause four-hour erections
. Toxins from the Brazilian wandering spider gave impotent
rats a new lease of life and it is hoped the same process can be harnessed to help treat humans.
Dr Kenia Nunes, a physiologist at the Medical College of Georgia, said it could eventually help broaden treatment options for those suffering from sexual dysfunction
.She said: “We know that some patients don’t respond to the conventional therapy.“This could be an optional treatment for them.” But the bite comes with a catch. The long erections
they cause can be very painful and in some cases, the toxin is strong enough to kill.
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