502: Venomous Snail Hunter
Clip: Season 5 Episode 2 | 7m 33s
If you think snails are harmless and even delicious delicacies, you may be surprised by the cone snail. These marine creatures are armed with deadly venom that can kill worms, fish, and even, in rare cases, people. However, a biochemist found that compounds in their venom have the potential to provide novel treatments for a host of illnesses.
Aired: 11/15/18Video has closed captioning.
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