Thursday January 18th 2018

Scientists hope to develop an oral pain reliever derived from debilitating snail venom

Scientists have reported that they have created at least five new experimental substances – based on a tiny protein found in cone snail venom – that could someday lead to the development of safe and effective oral medications for treatment of chronic nerve pain. They say the substances could potentially be stronger than morphine, with fewer side effects and lower risk of abuse.

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Scientists hope to develop an oral pain reliever derived from debilitating snail venom

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