cone snail

New potentially painkilling compound found in deep-water cone snails

Results show the rich biochemical diversity of animal venoms.


Marine snail inspires fast-acting injectable insulin

The treatment could give patients with diabetes better, more immediate control over their blood sugar.


Sea snail, human insulin hybrid could lead to better diabetes treatments

World’s smallest, fully functional version of insulin combines the potency of human insulin with the fast-acting potential of venom insulin produced by predatory cone snails.