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Soldier beetle inspires new medicine biotech synthesis

By Damir Beciri
10 November 2012

soldier-beatle-dhmaCSIRO researchers and a colleague at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute recently revealed details about their research related to an exotic fatty acid called dihydromatricaria acid (DHMA), which is one of a group called polyynes that have known anti-microbial and anti-cancer properties. Their research could be used to employ biotechnology in creation of new antibiotic and anti-cancer… »

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Frog skin germ-fighting substances for new antibiotics

By Damir Beciri
31 August 2010

frog-skin-substances-for-antibioticsEven witchdoctors in the past knew that some frog skins contain germ-fighting substances since they manage to live in swampy and hostile environments. A group of scientists, led by Michael Conlon, Ph.D., noted that modified frog skin substances could be used against the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria, which have the ability to shrug off conventional… »