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Re: looking at degrees and careers? - June 14th 2012, 07:18 PM

Would you have an interest in combining herpetology with toxicology? This could be useful not only for various biotechnological purposes, but also for forensic, clinical and to an extent, pharmaceuticals. To give an example, ziconotide is a fairly recently discovered pain killer that along with a few others, works by suppressing calcium channels in the body. This was inspired by the predatory Conus magus snail, which secretes a particular neurotoxin of the conotoxin family.


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