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To Beat Superbug Bacteria, Look to Frog Skin, University of Melbourne Study


3/22/2012 7:03:31 AM

In search of ways to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria, scientists are looking to synthetic anti-microbial skin secretions from frogs. Two species, Australian Green-Eyed and Growling Grass frogs, were selected because peptides secreted from their skin form a defense to a broad spectrum of bacteria including Staphylococcus. Commonly known as superbugs, antibiotic-resistant bacteria can pose significant risks to human health.

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