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    A BBC television producer working in Australia has stumbled on a substance that can kill bacteria immune to standard antibiotics.

    The BBC's director-general Greg Dyke says the discovery was made during the filming of saltwater crocodiles in northern Australia for a science documentary.

    He says the producer noticed that despite the horrendous injuries crocodiles inflict on each other, their wounds rarely get infected.

    The documentary team got a blood sample from a croc and researchers have since isolated what they have termed a novel anti-microbial peptide.

    Mr Dyke says tests have found the substance kills strains of virulent bacteria that are resistant to all standard antibiotics.

    The substance has been named Crocodillin.



    This is a great find. We need this new antibiotic as our current ones are losing their ability to knock out the heavyweight bacteria.

    cheers
    john
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    That story rings a bell, I've heard that before somewhere. Still, you're right, if it works for humans it would be a major find!!!!

    Unless we accidentally create a race of mutant crocodile people
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    • #3
      Gimmie' some of the bacteria killin' Crocodillin!!
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      • #4
        Sounds like a crock to me.
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        • #5
          Weird,....someone at work just told me a story of a guy that's supposed to be 140 years old,.. he injects himself with crocodile blood every day
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          • #6


            Crikey!



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