• Question: where did drugs come from

    Asked by 374ensp49 to Kathryn, Graeme, Agnes, Adam on 16 Nov 2018.
    • Photo: Adam McGuinness

      Adam McGuinness answered on 16 Nov 2018:


      They’re found everywhere, asprin came from willow tree leaves, penicillin came from mold on a petri dish, and a blood pressure drug came from deadly snake venom! That’s why we have to try and stop destroying the natural world, we get a lot of inventions from it!

    • Photo: Agnes Wojtusiak

      Agnes Wojtusiak answered on 16 Nov 2018:


      And we can use the ideas from nature (that Adam explained) to create our own drugs in the lab, and make them even more effective!

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