Zinc may be key to box jellyfish sting

Zinc has emerged as a possible antidote to the deadly venom of the Australian box jellyfish, after more than 40 years of research into the topic.

A new study found zinc gluconate inhibited the venom's effects on human red blood cells and prolonged survival time in mice given a lethal venom dose.

It outperformed the currently used antivenom, which is notoriously ineffective for preventing the hyperkalaemia, cardiovascular