SciCafe: Mollusks to Medicine
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Normally, when you think of venomous things, you imagine snakes, spiders, or scorpions - not snails. But in this SciCafe, Mandë Holford, a research associate at the Museum and Associate Professor of chemical biology at Hunter College, discusses her research into the relatively unknown predatory marine snails, such as cone snails, the toxins they produce in their venom, and how those toxins are being used in the search for new medicines for pain and cancer.
This SciCafe took place at the Museum on May 6, 2015.
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The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.
This project is supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).