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Cone snail venom holds promise for medical treatments for cancer, addiction

Date:
January 14, 2015

Source:
Florida Atlantic University

Summary:
While considered a delicacy in some parts of the world, snails have found a more intriguing use to scientists and the medical profession offering a plethora of research possibilities. Cone snails are marine mollusks, just as conch, octopi and squid, but they capture their prey using venom. The venom of these marine critters provides leads for detection and possible treatment of some cancers and addictions.


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