|20060327||The very idea of a deadly snail seems like something out of Monty Python, but these killer snails are for real and their potent venom is unlocking new drug discoveries.|
Cone Snails may look like gorgeous sea-shells, but they're hunters who kill fish using their venom-laden harpoons. Each shot carries enough poison to kill 15 people. The man looking after some of them in a New York lab is Dr John Paul Bingham, of Clarkson University. Mark Stephen presents.