Thomas Ramey Watson

New antibiotics from cockroaches and locusts

Cockroaches, the creepy critters reviled for invading kitchens the country over, might be modern medicine’ s be

st option for fending off dangerous, drug-resistant bacterial infections.

British researchers at the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science are behind the discovery, which entails harnessing molecules from the tissues

of cockroaches and locusts to combat bacteria like E.

coli and MRSA (drug-resistant staph infections).

Fascinating. Read article.

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