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The antibiotics of the future might come from… fish slime?

The mucus layer of fish protect them from injuries and harmful infections. Certain beneficial bacteria that live in fish slime might help in the development of new antimicrobial treatments for drug-resistant infections.  Excessive use of antibiotics for treating minor diseases and for fattening animals has led to the appearance of multidrug-resistant bacteria. This has caused researchers to desperately look for new antimicrobial agents in plants and animals.  Read more....

 

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