The Black Mamba snake has a powerful painkiller in its venom. Researchers think it can be used on people as a substitute for morphine.
STEM Challenge: Why do you think it might be good to study snake venom?
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Thanks, ScienceNews.org, for “Snakebite packs potent painkiller,” by Tanya Lewis, which inspired this STEM Challenge.