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Tagged With: cone snail

Cone snail venom for treating type 2 diabetes?

Cone snail venom Scientists have long known that cone snail venom has a great potential for drug discovery. The individual components of cone snail venom, known as conopeptides, are the primary target for drug manufacturers due to their unique properties. One of the first commercial cone snail conopeptides brought to market as a drug is … Continue reading »

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The cone snail: a silent assassin

The cone snail The fish-eating Conus geographus cone snail is one of the most venomous cone snails in existence. Its poisonous harpoon barb (which it spears its prey with) contains upwards of 200 different toxins which make short work of its intended meal. Cone snail venom The cone snail is classified in the Conus genus, … Continue reading »

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