Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Alligator Blood Studied For Anti Infective Properties

I'm not making this up, and I got more intrigued as I read the story.

Go read it. The money line:

"They don't need to be exposed to any microorganism such as bacteria, viruses, fungi for their bodies to respond against them," Danville says.

Viruses? How innnttteeerresttinggg. Unfortunately, those don't appear to be the focus:

"Ultimately, we would like to determine what the chemical structure is," Darville says. "Once we can do that, we could eventually develop these into different anti-bacterial and anti-fungal drugs."

Sure. Nobody likes the stubborn athlete's foot or flesh-eating bacteria, but whatcha gonna do when bird flu mutates and passes by human to human contact?