New Painkiller as Strong as Morphine Developed From Snail Spit

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The marine cone snail produces a combination of chemicals in its saliva that could make a very effective painkiller.

Scientists have developed a new pain-relief pill from a chemical used by sea snails to catch their prey. It was found to be as effective as morphine for relieving the most severe forms of pain but without the added risk of addiction.

 

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