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Platypus milk: unlikely weapon in fight against superbugs

Australian biologists solve the puzzle of why monotreme’s milk is so potent against bacteria

They are duck-billed, egg-laying, semi-aquatic mammals with poisonous spurs on their webbed feet: the Australian platypus is so weird that early European zoologists thought it must be an elaborate hoax.

But now a team of Australian scientists have found something else unique to the strange little animals: their milk has a novel chemical structure that could be used to fight superbugs.

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Source: gad