Thursday, April 10, 2008

Possible new cures found in alligators blood

Research has been done on why alligators don’t seem to get infections. The result is that the peptides—fragments of proteins found in alligators blood gives them resistance to 23 strains of bacteria, including ones that are resistant to antibiotics. It also was able to destroy a good portion of the HIV virus. I find it so interesting the things we find in nature that could cure us and make our lives better, but we still keep destroying it.

This was just found out about alligators, what other cures could have been found in plants and animals that we made extinct. There is often a lot of truth in old wives tails and native cures, but we just disregard them and destroy the source. Maybe it is time we started to keep our land alive and find other directions to expand.

Check out the great article about the research done on alligator’s blood Alligator Blood May Lead to Powerful New Antibiotics