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Giant Pandas May Be A Source Of A New, Natural Anti-Superbug Antibiotic

• Business Insider

Their endangered status and distinctive, cuddly appearance have turned them into the poster-children of wildlife conservation, but now there may be a new reason to save the giant panda from extinction.

Scientists have discovered that the animals, of which there are around 1,600 in the wild, produce a powerful antibiotic in their blood stream that kills bacteria and fungi..
They believe the substance could be used to create potent new treatments against drug-resistant superbugs and other diseases.