This lizard’s venom can cure diabetes, according to research just unveiled by the World Economic Forum.
In this Twitter video, WEF reveals existing cures to sicknesses that can be found in animal venom.
It also warns that the rapid destruction of wildlife is having negative effects on humanity, as possible cures to sicknesses may have been lost.
Watch the video after the cut:
Meet the diabetes-busting lizard. Its venom contains a compound called Exendin 4, which triggers one of the body’s insulin-releasing pathways.
This effect makes it ideal for treating type 2 diabetes. pic.twitter.com/hxfzgSAhgr
— Dr Ola Brown (Orekunrin) (@NaijaFlyingDr) November 13, 2018