A Blue View
6:16 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Pain Killer from the Sea - 1/14/14

Over 100 million American adults live with chronic pain—more than cancer, diabetes, and heart disease combined. It is a significant public health problem.

In the 19th century, scientists discovered that opiates such as morphine could relieve pain. Opiates, however, are associated with many adverse side effects and carry the risk of addiction. Enter the lowly cone snail.

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