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Antibiotic Alligator: Promising Proteins Lurk in Reptile Blood


Animals  (tags: alligators, antibiotics, proteins, bacteria, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildanimals, wildlife )

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- 2293 days ago - sciencenews.org
Researchers hunting for new antibiotics might get some aid from gator blood. Scientists are zeroing in on snippets of proteins found in American alligator blood that kill a wide range of disease-causing microbes and bacteria, including the formidable



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Sheila G. (267)
Friday April 11, 2008, 2:55 pm
It scares me to think what research they will perform on the alligators.
 

Sarah P. (84)
Friday April 11, 2008, 5:00 pm
Yes Sheila it's very scary. :(
 
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