What makes a giant jellyfish’s sting deadly?

With summer on the way, and some beaches reopening after COVID-19 shutdowns, people will be taking to the ocean to cool off on a hot day. But those unlucky enough to encounter the giant jellyfish Nemopilema nomurai (also known as Nomura’s jellyfish) might wish they had stayed on shore. Now, researchers have identified the key toxins that make the creature’s venom deadly to some swimmers.

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