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Tasmanian devil milk could kill golden staph and other antibiotic-resistant bugs

Research shows milk from devils could kill superbugs and combat the facial tumour that has killed 80% of their population Milk from Tasmanian devils could kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria like golden staph and potentially combat the deadly facial tumour disease that has killed 80% of the wild devil population in the past 20 years. According to research led by Sydney University PhD student Emma Peel, milk produced by the marsupials contains antimicrobial peptides called cathelicidins which had been tested as being effective against a number of pathogens, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or golden staph.
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