Monday, April 20, 2009

While living in microbe infested waters, alligators and crocodiles often suffer serious gaping flesh wounds, yet they usually survive these wounds.
Scientists tested the blood of these creatures and discovered that it can kill at least 23 forms of bacteria and viruses on contact. (Human blood can only prevail against eight different microbes).

The study of gator and croc blood might usher in a new age in antibiotic therapy.


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