Pain relief may be found in the mud

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It’s early days, but a chemical found in a fungus growing in mud near a boat ramp could be the inglorious source of a pain killer as potent as morphine. This article would be suited to students in years 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 studying Chemical and Biological Sciences with a particular interest in future pharmaceuticals.

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Years: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Cells, The Body, Living Things

Chemical Sciences – Atoms, Particle Models

Earth and Space Sciences – Minerals

Additional: Careers, Technology.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter, Change of Matter

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface, Earth in Space