Getting "Slimed" Might Be Good For You


The slime from starfish could have healing powers.

Researchers in Scotland found that the same stuff that keeps ocean debris from sticking to starfish can also help people with inflammation from arthritis and asthma.

Those diseases create clusters of white blood cells—and the starfish slime might help disperse them. The researchers are now figuring out how to apply the slime to bring relief to patients.

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