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Sea Snail Venom Paves Way for Potent New Painkiller

...have used the magical properties of the deadly sea snail venom to create a drug that can kill pain in humans. The snail uses venom to paralyze passing fish, but scientists found that chemicals in the poison could also ob...

How Many Genes Does It Take to Learn? Lessons from Sea Slugs

Scientists analyzing the genomics of a marine snail have gotten an unprecedented look at brain mechanisms, discovering that the neural processes in even a simple sea// creature are far from sluggish. At any given time within just a single brain cell of sea slug known as Aplysia, more than 10,000 gene...

Sea Snails May Aid Chronic Pain Treatments – Says Researcher

...ieve that the conotoxins present in the deadly sea snail venom, could revolutionize treatment for sufferers...uch as morphine. Researchers say that the toxin, snail uses to hunt its prey, can accurately target pain without the severe side effects usually caused by ...

A New Target for Painkillers: Snail Toxins Show the Way

...y of Sciences. The study in rats found that cone snail toxins named RgIA and Vc1.1 can treat nerve hypersensitivity and pain by blocking a molecule in cells known as the “alpha9alpha10 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor.” “The numerous analgesic compounds currently available are largely ineffective” for ...

Consumption of under-cooked snails cause meningitis among Chinese diners

...esearchers have disclosed, that a single Amazonian snail carries nearly 3,000 to 6,000 parasites that can cause harm to the human nervous system, and trigger headaches, facial paralysis, meningitis and fever. Snails from the restaurants were tested and many of them were found to be infected with Angiostron...

Health Benefits from the Ocean Snail

...'s disease may be benefited by venom from an ocean snail according to researchers at the University of Utah...osh, professor or biology and psychiatry, said, "A snail is a treasure chest. They have tens of thousands of compounds." McIntosh who was working with cone...

Venomous Cone Snails Relieve Chronic Back Pain

...ldomero Olivera said that the ruthless fish-eating snail is a cure for those suffering from chronic back pa...book. For years Olivera has been working with cone snail venom to develop a drug that would provide relief to people with chronic pain. He also has been work...

Painkiller Based on Sea Snail Venom Made Available in Britain

...ew painkiller, Prialt, based on the venom of a sea snail will be available in Britain from today. The dru...s a synthetic version of the venom used by the sea snail Conus magus, popularly known as the Magician's Cone Snail, to hunt prey. As a boy Professor Oliver...

Toxin from the sea to relieve pain

...found along the north west coast of Australia. The snail uses the venom to paralyze the prey before killing it for food. At least 20 people have been known to die from poisoning by envenomation by cone snails. The researchers of the study said that the toxin not only has pain killing properties, it can al...

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