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Pain killer made from snail venom potentially ’100 times more potent than morphine’

Snail venom cuts pain in early lab trial (via AFP) An experimental drug made from snail venom has shown early signs of promise in numbing pain, raising hopes in the hunt for new, non-addictive medications, researchers said Sunday. The drug, which has not been tested yet on humans, was judged…

Experimental drug cures 70 percent of patients with hepatitis C

An experimental drug combination cured 70 percent of patients with hepatitis C in early trials, offering hope of a simpler remedy for the chronic liver disease, US researchers said Tuesday. The phase II trial described in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) studied the effectiveness and safety of…