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Cone snails: Insulin alternative?

slo1
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9/18/2016 6:28:12 PM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/17/2016 6:40:11 AM, Axonly wrote:
https://www.sciencedaily.com...

Fyi, I liked them before they were useful to us.

I never would have imagined there was a creature that stuns it's prey by using insulin to drops it's targets sugar levels down. That is rather cool.

There was a drug that was developed from Gila monster saliva that some how helps diabetics. I had a buddy on it. There are a lot of compounds in venom and other plant and animal products that need to be discovered yet.

https://www.sciencedaily.com...
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9/19/2016 12:18:06 AM
Posted: 2 months ago
At 9/18/2016 6:28:12 PM, slo1 wrote:
At 9/17/2016 6:40:11 AM, Axonly wrote:
https://www.sciencedaily.com...

Fyi, I liked them before they were useful to us.

I never would have imagined there was a creature that stuns it's prey by using insulin to drops it's targets sugar levels down. That is rather cool.

There was a drug that was developed from Gila monster saliva that some how helps diabetics. I had a buddy on it. There are a lot of compounds in venom and other plant and animal products that need to be discovered yet.

https://www.sciencedaily.com...

It's hilarious because Cone Snails (Particularly the Geography Cone) has venom powerful enough to easily kill a human. The best part? It's not just one venom, its many! Because of this there is no antivenom :D

Also, it injects people with venom using what is essentially a harpoon from its proboscis!

Don't f*ck with the mollusks.
Meh!