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A research team at Queen Mary, University of London reports that sea cucumbers and sea urchins could hold the secret to looking young.
Now that hay fever season has started, sufferers are well aware of the effect of histamines.
To survive in a tumultuous environment, sea urchins literally eat through stone, using their teeth to carve out nooks where the spiny creatures hide from predators and protect themselves from the crashing surf on the rocky shores and tide pools where they live.
Sea urchins are small and spiny, they have no eyes and they eat kelp and algae. Still, the sea creatureâ€™s genome is remarkably similar to humansâ€™ and may hold the key to preventing and curing several human diseases.