Tasmanian devil milk could kill golden staph and other antibiotic-resistant bugs

Tasmanian devil milk could kill golden staph and other antibiotic-resistant bugs
 

Milk from Tasmanian devils could kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria like golden staph and potentially combat the deadly facial tumour disease that has killed 80% of the wild devil population in the past 20 years.
According to research led by Sydney University PhD student Emma Peel, milk produced by the marsupials contains antimicrobial peptides called cathelicidins which had been tested as being effective against a number of pathogens, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or golden staph.
“These peptides are killing superbugs, so there is potential for future development... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Health, Views: 39
Source: Guardian
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