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Superbugs No Match for Tasmanian Devil Milk

And that could be good news for humans

(Newser) - Forget mother's milk, the real good stuff is devil's milk. A study published this month in Scientific Reports has found that Tasmanian devil milk contains certain chemical compounds that could help humans in their battle against drug-resistant bacterial infections. WHO has called so-called superbugs "a fundamental threat... More »

Have Tasmanian Devils Found the Cure for Cancer?

They're rapidly evolving to fend off a particularly deadly form of the disease

(Newser) - Scientists may not have figured out a cure for cancer, but the Tasmanian devil just might have. According to a study published Tuesday in Nature Communications , the marsupial is quickly evolving to fend off devil facial tumor disease, one of only three known infectious cancers. The disease was only discovered... More »

$5K Reward in Mysterious Zoo Killing of Tasmanian Devil

Jasper was apparently murdered with chunk of asphalt in Albuquerque, NM

(Newser) - More security cameras are in place, additional guards are on duty, and a $5,000 reward is being offered for anyone with info leading to an arrest in the killing of Jasper the Tasmanian devil, the Albuquerque Journal reports. Police think the rare marsupial—one of four brought to New... More »

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