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    Study: Komodo Blood Could Be New Drug

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017, March 01, 2017 EDT Last Updated 2017-03-06T03:39:31Z
    Komodo. (Shutterstock)
    Komodo. (Shutterstock)
    The new study found that the blood of dragons have compounds that can be used as a new drug.

    Antibiotics used to treat infections that could otherwise threaten our souls and bodies. According to WHO, around 480,000 people continue to develop resistance to drugs every year.

    The team of researchers from George Mason University think that all can be resolved with the blood of dragons. They checked the blood of dragons and found that these ancient animals have a number of antimicrobial peptides which can help create new drugs to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

    From the study revealed the dragons have a great immune system, and researchers say it could help humans. Komodo has a deadly bacteria in their saliva so that they can survive and those recovering from injuries very quickly.

    The researchers say that the dragons blood plasma contains many antimicrobial peptides, which deserves that could help develop new drugs. [Indy100]


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