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Platypus milk may save us from bacterial infections

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Platypus milk is capable of killing bacteria and other microbes thanks to an antibacterial protein. This protein has a highly unusual structure not seen elsewhere in nature (that we know of). 

The Australian researchers who found the protein hypothesized that, due to its unique structure, the protein might also function differently from our current antibiotics, and that this difference in functionality might mean it can kill bacteria that other drugs can't.

www.popsci.com/platypus-milk-bacterial-infections/

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By Lynn Wood

5 November 2019

 
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