Monday, February 8, 2016

Keyhole Limpets Save Lives

Keyhole Limpets Save Lives!
Check this out! Giant Keyhole Limpets are saving lives with a special protein in their blood called hemocyanin! Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin (KHL) is used as a vaccine carrier protein in many cancer treatments, most commonly to treat bladder cancer. Just think of all the cool things we can discover from organisms in the ocean. It's crazy! You can read more about KHL and its uses by pressing on the link below.

P.S. Scientist have been unsuccessful in reproducing this protein synthetically so a liter of Keyhole Limpet blood costs up to $100,000.

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