Superbug Weapon: Panda Blood?

And, good news, scientists can produce synthetic version

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 31, 2012 9:07 AM CST | Updated Jan 5, 2013 1:31 PM CST

(Newser) – Our latest weapon in the battle against superbugs comes from ... giant pandas? Apparently. Scientists have discovered a potent antibiotic called cathelicidin-AM in the animal's blood. It's released by immune cells there, and Chinese researchers now think it could be used to develop treatments...   Read full story »


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