Pain Killer from the Sea

The Cone Snail in Action
Don’t be fooled by its seemingly non-threatening appearance—the cone snail is a deadly creature, able to launch a venomous harpoon that instantly immobilizes or kills its prey. Watch the cone snail in action.

REFERENCES
American Academy of Pain Medicine, AAPM Facts and Figures on Pain
University of Utah, Utah Biologist is Harvard Foundation’s Scientist of the Year
PBS, The Venom Cure
Discovery, Snail Venom Inspires Powerful Pain Reliever

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