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Alligator Blood Could Take Bite Out of Drug-Resistant Staph Infection

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posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 03:37 PM
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Alligator Blood Could Take Bite Out of Drug-Resistant Staph Infection


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A study done by researchers at McNeese State University in Louisiana suggests that proteins found in alligator blood may provide new antibiotics that could treat diabetic ulcers, severe burns and “superbugs," including MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), that are resistant to other kinds of medicine.

The proteins could also help a plethora of other ailments, said the study’s authors, such as Candida albicans yeast infections, which often appear in AIDS patients and transplant recipients, who have weakened immune systems.

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posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 03:37 PM
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Alligators have super-strong immune systems that are very different from those of humans. Alligators can fight fungi, viruses and bacteria without prior exposure.

Pills and creams could be developed using alligator blood products. Caution was urged least people jump the gun and use unproven or contaminated products.

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