UH Mānoa researcher working with UH Hilo pharmacy college to develop lotion for box jellyfish sting

Researcher Angel Yanagihara, a jellyfish expert, has a contract to provide it to divers with the military’s Special Forces and is willing to offer it free to the city lifeguards.

 Guido Gautsch
Box jellyfish. Photo by Guido Gautsch.

It’s box jellyfish season and researchers at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa are working with the UH Hilo College of Pharmacy to produce a concentrated lotion to help prevent and treat the painful sting. Researcher Angel Yanagihara, a jellyfish expert, has a contract to provide it to divers with the military’s Special Forces and is willing to offer it free to the city lifeguards.

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