Using advanced computer systems, researchers at the state of Victoria's Department of Primary Industries in Melbourne, Australia, found more than 30 potential bug-fighting compounds in the milk of the Tammar Wallaby (Macropus eugenii). One compound, known as AGG01, was particularly potent said lead researcher and animal geneticist, Ben Cocks.Next research step: Designing a wallaby-milking machine.
Some experiments showed small amounts of a synthetic form of the drug were able to kill all bacteria in 30 minutes. "We found in lab tests that AGG01 is very effective against multidrug-resistant gram negative bacteria, including those that are most difficult to treat," he said.
Full text: Anti-superbug weapon developed from wallaby milk
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