"Wonder Drug" Snails Face Threats, Experts Warn


  • Aug 6 2010 9:37 AM

    MaryRose Lovgren

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In this National Geographic News article, read about the discovery of tropical cone snails, a discovery which has the potential to yield new treatments for cancer, epilepsy, and other diseases. Unfortunately, according to a new report, these animals are now intensively exploited because of their beautiful shells and hence threatened as never before. Links to related stories and Web sites are also found on this page.

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