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Sea snails may help fight opioid crisis

Sea snails (Conus asprella) produce a venom that paralyzes their prey. Scientists are working towards isolating compounds from sea snail venom that they hope may lead to the production of safer pain relievers to help combat the opioid crisis.

Categories: Illnesses and Injuries, Intelligence and Neuroscience, Nature's Solutions

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