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Painkiller from Marine Snails

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Feb 27, 2018
  • 12:30

Guest: J. Michael McIntosh, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Researcher, University of Utah Heath Sciences, Medical Director of Behavioral Health Clinic, VA Hospital, Salt Lake City Every day, more than 115 Americans die of an opioid overdose. Doctors are becoming more careful in prescribing them but, really, scientists would like to find alternatives to these addictive painkillers. The Defense Department has just invested 10 million dollars in research being done at the University of Utah into the toxic venom of cone snails found in the ocean.