Date: 03/30/2015

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum (424 A 3rd Ave., Brooklyn)

Price: $8 in advance

Snakes, centipedes, glia monsters, and sea snails are not what come to mind when thinking of the products that stock a doctor’s office or your local drug store. However, these deadly creatures produce a staggering amount of compounds in their venom with direct application to the development of new drugs including analgesics and anti-tumor agents. Tonight, join chemist Dr. Mandë Holford for the fascinating story about the ways in which the deadly venom of predatory marine snails–similar to that of poisonous snakes and scorpions, and with millions of unexplored compounds–can be transformed into life saving drugs.

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