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Fish with Heroin-like Bite
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http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39457279

Scientists have discovered a fish called the fang-blenny that, despite having sharp fangs, gives a pain-free bite.  They have determined that the reason the victim of one of these bites feels no pain is that the fish has a venom laced with pain-killing chemicals.  This is just one example of gaining some insight into the mysteries of aquatic life - we know very little about much of the oceans and the species that inhabit the waters (including possible medical secrets that may be discovered one day).
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(04-01-2017, 02:05 PM)Brynn Merkosky Wrote: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39457279

Scientists have discovered a fish called the fang-blenny that, despite having sharp fangs, gives a pain-free bite.  They have determined that the reason the victim of one of these bites feels no pain is that the fish has a venom laced with pain-killing chemicals.  This is just one example of gaining some insight into the mysteries of aquatic life - we know very little about much of the oceans and the species that inhabit the waters (including possible medical secrets that may be discovered one day).

Is a thing such as a "heroin-bite" something means pain free? And if so if we were to extract this pain-killing venom and figure out the way in which it is made I feel like this would be a better more natural alternative to pain killers especially because not only would be able to use the fish if it edible but wed be able to use its venom as painkillers or able to create its artificial counterpart. All in all a pretty cool fish.


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