Connect with us

Breakthrough Science

Breakthrough: The Killer Snail Chemist

Published

on



These aren’t your ordinary garden snails. Tiny cone snails may boast delicate and gorgeous shells, but they pack a powerful—and lethal—punch. The snails’ venom can be fatal to various fish and even humans.

But it could also offer a potential cure.

Mandë Holford, a biochemist at Hunter College and the American Museum of Natural History, works with a team to investigate the snails’ venom and look for compounds that could be used to treat pain and cancer. Ancient cultures have traditionally used their natural environment to look for cures for the things that ail them, she explains. Now, researchers are investigating how “nature’s deadliest cocktail” could create new pathways for treating old problems.

A film by Science Friday

Produced in collaboration with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Produced by Emily V. Driscoll and Luke Groskin

Directed and Edited by  Emily V. Driscoll 

Filmed by  Christian Baker and Dusty Hulet 

Animations by M. Gail Rudakewich and Luke Groskin

Music by Audio Network

Additional Photos and Video by
Olivera Lab, Shutterstock, Pond5, NatureFootage, BioPixel, iBiology, Mandë Holford, Gregory S. Herbert
Guillaume van den Bossche, The National Library of Medicine
 
Project Advisors:
Laura A. Helft, Laura Bonetta, Dennis W.C. Liu and Sean B. Carroll – Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Special Thanks to
American Museum of Natural History, Hunter College, Olivera Lab at the University of Utah
Baldomero “Toto” Olivera, Talia Amador, Devin Callahan, Sean Christensen, Mandë Holford
Gregory S. Herbert, My Huynh, Terry Merritt, Aubrey Miller, Kendra Snyder, Danielle Dana, 
Chistian Skotte, Ariel Zych and Jennifer Fenwick

Science Friday/HHMI © 2017

Continue Reading
17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. Iron Corona

    November 2, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    first?

  2. Noah Somerville

    November 2, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Second. But boy, this snail is freaky! I love it!

  3. aleix1203

    November 2, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    "Nature have lots of twists"
    See what you did there

  4. Dio Luki

    November 2, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    That's unbelievable great job !

  5. Victor Kruglov

    November 2, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    squishy snail noises

  6. Lok Poon

    November 2, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    I think those freshwater goldfish they are feeding the marine snail will suffer less with the venom than the salty water

  7. Anangke

    November 2, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    That was an awesome episode!

  8. Joye Colbeck

    November 2, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Fantastic work. Thankyou.

  9. Geni-us

    November 2, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Very Interesting.

  10. The Majestic Beard

    November 2, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Awesome video, as always 🙂

  11. graphite

    November 3, 2017 at 2:01 am

    So these talented scientists may be able to halt the opiod crisis…. Fund These People Now!!!!

  12. Alex H

    November 3, 2017 at 4:21 am

    I love videos like these.

  13. Mage of Void

    November 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Love this video! Amazing topic and super engaging featured scientist!

  14. _Paws_

    November 3, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    I wonder if she owns Assassin Snails (clea helena)

  15. John Mendoza

    November 12, 2017 at 12:30 am

    Wonderful

  16. Morgan Handley

    November 17, 2017 at 8:13 am

    This channel only has 100K subscribers?

  17. Dip Shit

    November 29, 2017 at 5:41 am

    Damn that woman look like she got fangs lmao

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Breakthrough Science

How big is our planet? – (self experiment) | Breakthrough Junior Challenge 2018

Published

on

By



Is our planet infinitely big? NO, CERTAINLY! Then how big is it ?

Today satellites have enlightened us to get the exact picture of our earth. But 2200 year ago a man called Eratosthenes could find the Circumference of the entire earth using just SHADOW and HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS with an error of less than 1%!!

And yes you can find the circumference of the Earth yourself !!!

Watch the video to learn more.

This is my first attempt in the Breakthrough Junior Challenge.
#breakthroughjuniorchallenge

Please leave a comment if you want to ask any question. Any sort of advice is solely appreciated.

Like and Share if your brain was pleased with the video!!!

Thank you so much for watching!

I wish luck to all the fellow participant out there.

Who is Eratosthenes?
Eratosthenes was a mathematician and the chief librarian of the historic library in Alexandria. Eratosthenes was also termed as Beta, the second Greek letter as he was second best in everything after Archimedes. He developed a way to find prime numbers known as the Sieve of Eratosthenes. Find more of it on the internet.

credits:
picture of Eratosthenes :
picture of new Earth:
Library of Alexandria :

Continue Reading

Breakthrough Science

Breakthrough Junior Challenge : Special Relativity

Published

on

By



#breakthroughjuniorchallenge

Continue Reading

Breakthrough Science

Cosmological Principle | Breakthrough Junior Challenge 2018

Published

on

By



Have you ever wondered where you live and what is hidden in the blackness of the cosmos? Is there any end or is it infinite? Where is the center of the universe? …or is there no center?
I am sure at least once you were thinking about it. In this video I will try to answer these questions.

This video was made for #breakthroughjuniorchallenge
Enjoy!

Continue Reading
New Planet3 weeks ago

What Will Happen When Planet X Nibiru Arrives July 2018 ???

New Planet4 weeks ago

NIBIRU is Entering the Solar System – Video Evidence from US !

New Planet4 weeks ago

PLANET X UPDATES JULY 2018 – NIBIRU IS REAL AND EVIDENCE OF IT SHOW IT HERE WITH US,MUST WATCH!!

New Planet1 week ago

WARNING DOOM! PLANET X NIBIRU Update Today 22th july 2018! Evidence Never Seen Bef #NibiruNews

New Planet3 weeks ago

HAPPENING NOW 26th July 2018! Nibiru shocking footage in California Sky is moving Abnormally

New Planet2 weeks ago

NIBIRU PLANET X 8th july 2018 – CIA Urgent Alert Finally real government whistleblower – MUST WATCH

New Planet4 weeks ago

NIBIRU PLANET X 2018 – CIA Urgent Alert Finally real government whistleblower – MUST WATCH

New Planet3 weeks ago

What you need to know about PLANET X and the FAKE SUN!!!!!

New Planet4 weeks ago

Planet x updates OMG this is how planet x will affect the earth,Must see this!

New Planet4 weeks ago

Russia Threatens Planet X Nibiru Disclosure! UFO Explodes Over Nevada UPDATE 21-07-2018

New Planet4 weeks ago

URGENT BREAKING NEWS , UNDENIABLE PROF F PLANET X ,2018 MUST SEE THIS!!!

New Planet2 weeks ago

FULL Video Planet X in the Sky – NIBIRU is Aproaching the Solar System

New Planet1 week ago

HAPPENING NOW 2018!! Planet X Nibiru shocking footage in California Sky is moving Abnormally

New Planet4 weeks ago

NASA CONFIRM NIBIRU ARRIVAL DATE CONFIRMED and PLANET X LOCATION 23th, July 2018

New Planet4 weeks ago

Planet X to hit earth :Nibiru to hit after eclipse, NASA says its a hoax JULY 2018

New Planet2 weeks ago

Planet X is Passing the Solar System – The ELITE already KNOWN – Full Phone Interview of NASA Senior

Trending