Mollusks Could Pave The Way For Future Medicines

The next big thing in medicine could come from odd-looking sea critters called mollusks.

In two new studies, researchers from the Oregon Health & Science University have discovered ways in which these sea creatures — which include clams, squid and snails — could help us develop better medicines.

In the first study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers analyzed the shipworm (which is actually not a worm, but a clam-like mollusk), which are known for sticking onto the wooden parts of ships and using bacteria to turn the wood into something the animals can feed off of and live on.

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