Powerful Annibiotic from Frog Skin

Sometime back researchers from India experimented on frog fat and found quick wound healing property in it. Now a group from United Arab Emirates University proved presence of antibiotic in the skin of frogs which can fight deadly superbugs.
clipped from timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Frog skin antibiotics may help fight superbugs

Powerful new antibiotics developed from the skin of frogs could take the fight against superbugs to a higher level. Frog skin is known to have plenty of potent germ-fighting compounds because of the hostile surroundings they inhabit. But these substances are often poisonous to humans. Now a team at the United Arab Emirates University have thought up a way of altering the chemicals to remove their toxicity, the Telegraph reported.
The findings were presented at the American Chemical Society conference in Boston.
They have already identified 100 new antibiotics, including one that could fight the hospital superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria.
“They’ve been around 300 million years, so they’ve had plenty of time to learn how to defend themselves against disease-causing microbes in the environment,” he said.
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