Jelly fish venom video goes viral

An EMF-funded researcher’s video on jelly fish and other venomous Australian creatures is taking YouTube by storm.

If you’re curious to know how jelly fish venom works, watch this great video (see below) produced by Associate Professor Jamie Seymour, Director of the Tropical Australian Venom Research Unit (TASRU) at James Cook University.

A/Prof Seymour has a long association with EMF research. He is a co-investigator on two EMF-funded jelly fish research projects, which were awarded nearly $400,000 through EMF’s Queensland Research Program, which is funded by Queensland Health.

He was also appointed a Research Fellow at the Cairns Base Hospital (2011-2013), with funding from a $210,000 EMF Capacity Building grant.

In the largest of the jelly fish studies funded by EMF, A/Prof Seymour and the team are looking at first aid and critical care of tropical jellyfish stings. From their initial data, they suspect that the common first aid practice of using vinegar to treat jellyfish stings might not be the best treatment.

In another study funded by EMF, researchers investigated possible treatment options for jellyfish stings by testing jellyfish venoms on human heart cells.

Read more about EMF-funded jelly fish research:

Envenomation, first aid and critical care of tropical jellyfish stings.

Development of a human cardiac myocyte assay for the production of lethal dose response curves for box jellyfish venoms: Can heat and intralipids be used as a treatment for cubozoan envenomings.


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