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News & Views: Snail venom yields potent painkiller, but delivering the drug is tricky
Posted on August 4, 2015 by Katherine Malanson | Categories: ND Unit1, ND Unit3, Neurological Disorders | | Add comment |

Courtesy of Jeanette Johnson and Scott Johnson

The drug derived from the venom of cone snails must be injected into the spinal column to get beyond a patient’s blood-brain barrier and bring relief. But scientists think they may have a workaround. The scientists explain how in the journal Scientific Reports.

Read more at NPR.org.