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In ancient times, shells weren't a dull white, and at one time even featured a polka dot pattern.
With their slow traveling speeds and lack of obvious offensive weapons, cone snails might not seem like much of a predator, but a new Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study indicates that these creatures have a secret weapon: a toxic form of insulin.
Valued for millennia for their decorative shells, marine cone snails are now grabbing the interest of pharmacologists who believe the snails’ powerful venom could eventually be used to formulate equally as powerful drugs to treat a range of illnesses.
Two new mollusk-based studies from the Oregon Health & Science University show that new cutting-edge medications could be developed by simply looking to the sea.
LONDON (Reuters) - A new pain drug based on the venom of a deadly sea snail was launched in Britain on Monday, offering hope to patients with chronic pain who do not respond to or cannot tolerate treatments like morphine.
- The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
- A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.