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Venomous fish could hold key to painkillers - Sky News;

Venomous fish could hold key to painkillers - Sky News

Sky NewsVenomous fish could hold key to painkillersSky NewsThe fang blenny is an "excellent example" of why unique habitats such as the Great Barrier Reef must be preserved, scientists say. 00:18, UK, Saturday 01 April 2017. A poison-fang blenny. Pic: Brian Gratwicke. Image: The poison-fang blenny has two ...and more »

This Fanged Fish Might Someday Help Ease Your Pain - MilTech;

This Fanged Fish Might Someday Help Ease Your Pain - MilTech

MilTechThis Fanged Fish Might Someday Help Ease Your PainMilTechTHURSDAY, March 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — You wouldn't want the fang blenny nearby while swimming, but its venom might actually help you someday, scientists say. That's because the heroin-like poison emitted by the blenny may lead to new and ...and more »

This fanged fish's venom is like heroin - New York Post;

This fanged fish's venom is like heroin - New York Post

New York PostThis fanged fish's venom is like heroinNew York PostFang blennies are tiny, tropical fish with huge, terrifying fangs – that shoot out a toxic, drug-like venom. The timid fish's venom is a surprisingly potent cocktail packed with properties that act like heroin or morphine, according to a new study ...and more »

This tiny fish with fangs can fix our opioid problem - SFGate

This tiny fish with fangs can fix our opioid problemSFGateThis little fish with big fangs may help scientist develop new painkillers. The fangblenny is a small, colorful fish with fangs half the size of its skull found in the Great Barrier Reef. The fish's bite is venomous, but its effects can act like a ...and more »

Tiny fish foils predators by injecting them with opioid venom - ClickLancashire;

Tiny fish foils predators by injecting them with opioid venom - ClickLancashire

ClickLancashireTiny fish foils predators by injecting them with opioid venomClickLancashireIt packs a vicious bite which despite its dangerous-looking fangs is not painful. However, the researchers observed about 40 percent drop in the mice's blood pressure. This leaves the blenny's attacker dizzy and nauseous. As a part of his research into ...and more »

What are blennies? Meet the predator fish who might carry the next opioid drug. - Mic;

What are blennies? Meet the predator fish who might carry the next opioid drug. - Mic

MicWhat are blennies? Meet the predator fish who might carry the next opioid drug.MicFang blennies, a type of reef-dwelling venomous fish, are just two inches long — but they're not ones to mess with. A new study into the small fish's venom, published in Current Biology, revealed the fish have a defensive venom with a distinctive ...and more »

Fanged Fish's Heroin-like Venom Could Lead to Pain Treatments - Normangee Star;

Fanged Fish's Heroin-like Venom Could Lead to Pain Treatments - Normangee Star

Normangee StarFanged Fish's Heroin-like Venom Could Lead to Pain TreatmentsNormangee StarScientists have discovered a chemically unique venom in small tropical fish known as fang blennies. They fearlessly take on potential predators while also intensively fighting for space with similar sized fish. Instead it rapidly drops the blood ...and more »

These tiny fish use their venom to kill ... pain - Mother Nature Network (blog);

These tiny fish use their venom to kill ... pain - Mother Nature Network (blog)

Mother Nature Network (blog)These tiny fish use their venom to kill ... painMother Nature Network (blog)The fang blenny's 'heroin-like' venom could inspire new painkillers for humans. (In return, maybe we could not destroy its habitat?) Russell McLendon. March 31, 2017, 1:36 p.m.. Tweet. striped fang blenny, Meiacanthus grammistes. The striped fang ...and more »

A Tiny Fish With Fearsome Fangs Uses An Opioid-Like Venom To Escape Enemies - NPR

A Tiny Fish With Fearsome Fangs Uses An Opioid-Like Venom To Escape EnemiesNPRDon't be tricked by their appearance — fangblenny fish aren't just a cute face. They use special opioid-based venom to avoid being eaten. The fish are 2 inches long and live in places such as Australia's Great Barrier Reef. When one is caught and ...and more »

Tiny fish leaves predators dazed and confused with venom cocktail - New Atlas;

Tiny fish leaves predators dazed and confused with venom cocktail - New Atlas

New AtlasTiny fish leaves predators dazed and confused with venom cocktailNew AtlasSmall fish want to be them. Predators fear them. At first glance, you'd be forgiven for dismissing the tiny fang blenny as an easy meal ticket. However while these plankton feeders and aquarium favorites might not look like they could hurt a fly, their ...and more »

Venom of Tiny Tropical Fish 'Fang Blenny' Could Inhibit Pain Just Like Opioids - Nature World News;

Venom of Tiny Tropical Fish 'Fang Blenny' Could Inhibit Pain Just Like Opioids - Nature World News

Nature World NewsVenom of Tiny Tropical Fish 'Fang Blenny' Could Inhibit Pain Just Like OpioidsNature World NewsThe colorful coral fish known as fang blenny has a chemically unique venom that causes its victim to experience a sudden drop in its blood pressure. (Photo : AquariumOutfitters/YouTube Screenshot). A new study from University of Queensland revealed ...and more »

Tropical Fish Injects Heroin-Like Venom To Disable Predators - Tech Times;

Tropical Fish Injects Heroin-Like Venom To Disable Predators - Tech Times

Tech TimesTropical Fish Injects Heroin-Like Venom To Disable PredatorsTech TimesA new study has revealed that tropical fish fang blennies repulse predators by biting them with heroin-like venom. The venom is unique — it is delivered from big fangs and it does not pain but numbs the attacker. ( Richard Smith/Ocean Realm Images ).and more »

Meet the Fang Blenny - a fanged fish that shoots heroin-like poison to drug predators - talkRADIO (press release);

Meet the Fang Blenny - a fanged fish that shoots heroin-like poison to drug predators - talkRADIO (press release)

talkRADIO (press release)Meet the Fang Blenny - a fanged fish that shoots heroin-like poison to drug predatorstalkRADIO (press release)If you want to see evolution at its most beautiful and deadly, look no further than this tiny fish that puts its predators into a drugged stupor. The Fang Blenny is a colourful fish which can be found in aquariums and coral reefs around the Pacific ...and more »

Tiny fish with a funny name could help with opioid crisis - CBC.ca;

Tiny fish with a funny name could help with opioid crisis - CBC.ca

CBC.caTiny fish with a funny name could help with opioid crisisCBC.caA tiny fish with a funny name may help solve one of our biggest problems — the opioid crisis. Opiods like morphine are addictive, have side effects and aren't that effective. Newer synthetic ones, like oxycodone and fentanyl, have the same issues and ...and more »

The Venom of the Fang Blenny Can Ease Pain - Beacon Transcript;

The Venom of the Fang Blenny Can Ease Pain - Beacon Transcript

Beacon TranscriptThe Venom of the Fang Blenny Can Ease PainBeacon TranscriptBEACON TRANSCRIPT – Many species of fish can produce some of the most powerful toxins that can harm both humans or other creatures. However, researchers discovered a new fish venom which might actually be useful. They hope to use the toxin to ...and more »

This Little Fish Escapes Predators By Using Giant Fangs To Inject Heroin-Like Venom - cHollywood News Portal (press release);

This Little Fish Escapes Predators By Using Giant Fangs To Inject Heroin-Like Venom - cHollywood News Portal (press release)

cHollywood News Portal (press release)This Little Fish Escapes Predators By Using Giant Fangs To Inject Heroin-Like VenomcHollywood News Portal (press release)This Little Fish Escapes Predators By Using Giant Fangs To Inject Heroin-Like Venom A small tropical fish known as fang blennies contains a unique venom that they use for their defense against predators. They don't make use this venom for capturing ...and more »

These Fish Inject Predators With Opioid Venom And That Isn't Even The Coolest Part - Gizmodo Australia;

These Fish Inject Predators With Opioid Venom And That Isn't Even The Coolest Part - Gizmodo Australia

Gizmodo AustraliaThese Fish Inject Predators With Opioid Venom And That Isn't Even The Coolest PartGizmodo AustraliaFangblennies are tiny reef-dwelling fish only 5cm long that look like they came from some adorable deep-sea vampire movie. Only, if you're a predator and you piss them off, they will wreck the crap out of you with their opioid-laced venom. Micro CT ...and more »

A tiny aquarium fish gets its enemies high for self-defense - Quartz;

A tiny aquarium fish gets its enemies high for self-defense - Quartz

QuartzA tiny aquarium fish gets its enemies high for self-defenseQuartzTo the untrained eye, the fang blenny, or Meiacanthus grammistes, is rather unremarkable. It's black-and-white striped with a yellow head, and it only grows to be about 4 inches (10cm) long. Although it's native to tropical Pacific waters, it's ...and more »

Fang Blennies Deter Predators With Opioid-Laced Bites - CDA News;

Fang Blennies Deter Predators With Opioid-Laced Bites - CDA News

CDA NewsFang Blennies Deter Predators With Opioid-Laced BitesCDA NewsReef-dwelling fang blennies are fish that venom research laboratory scientists have discovered cause no pain when they bite their victims. That might not seem like a great defensive move, but with fang blennies, the bites are laced with opioids ...and more »

This Fanged Fish has Heroin-Like Venom That Prevents Pain - I4U News;

This Fanged Fish has Heroin-Like Venom That Prevents Pain - I4U News

I4U NewsThis Fanged Fish has Heroin-Like Venom That Prevents PainI4U NewsThe fanged fish's heroin-like venom could lead to pain treatments. Image courtesy of Alex Riberio. Small Fish delivers a Painless Bite thanks to Opioid Venom in its Fangs. A small tropical fish happens to deliver a painless bite thanks to opioid venom ...and more »