Future Medicine From Squid

Charmaine Millot, The Epoch Times

This news article reports an exciting discovery about a toxic molecule found in both humans and in the Hawaiian bobtail squid that may hold the medical key for critical organ development and the immune system. Margaret McFall-Ngai, funded by the National Institute of Health, is studying the toxic molecule that causes tissue damage in human diseases such as whooping cough and gonorrhea and, is found to generate the light-producing organ in the Hawaiian bobtail squid.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Habitats:Marine, Biology:Evolution, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Ocean Environments: Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf, Deep Waters, Surface Waters
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:EcologyKeyword: tracheal cytotoxin