To Beat Superbug Bacteria, Look to Frog Skin, University of Melbourne Study
Published: Mar 22, 2012
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.