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Chemistry of Biotoxins: Using Venom From Deadly Snails to Kill Pain -- Chemistry Now


Chemistry of Biotoxins: Using Venom From Deadly Snails to Kill Pain

In this 21st Century Chemist profile, City University of New York chemist Mande Holford explains her research on the toxins produced by venomous sea snails, and her work to synthesize these long-peptide toxins for eventual use in treating chronic pain in humans.

Credit: NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation (NSF)

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