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Israeli research on venom could lead to new drugs and medications

- March 06, 2018



A Hebrew University researcher recently discovered that sea anemones change their venom several times over the course of a lifetime in order to better suit new predators and their changing aquatic environments.

Dr. Yehu Moran of Hebrew University’s Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science led a team of researchers as they studied the Nematostella, a relative of the jellyfish, throughout their entire lifespan. The Nematostella are born as tiny larvae and often fall prey to larger fish. However, once they have matured, they become predators that use their venomous tentacles to catch their prey.



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