Frogs used to fight superbugs

Nuclear scientists are analysing antibacterial skin secretions from Australian frogs to develop treatments for antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

Australian green-eyed and growling grass frogs secrete peptides from their skin which form a defence against bacteria such as Golden Staph.

Researchers from the University of Melbourne hope that peptides will provide an alternative to antibiotics in the treatment of bacterial infections.

Read more at University of Melbourne