Frog froth to treat wounds.

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Frog froth to treat wounds.

Postby Michigan J » Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:41 am

No, not the old wives' tale about spider webs- a scientific study on frog froth.
The Tungara frog of Trinidad is an amphibian of unusual habits. When females lay eggs in ponds, their mates build huge balls of froth around them. These act as nests that protect their delicate, developing offspring. But those froth balls are proving to be very special.
Scientists have found that they contain a new type of detergent, as well as anti-microbial agents. Researchers are trying to isolate and develop this chemical to make new drugs and medicines.


Full article here:
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,1854201,00.html

Wasn't sure where to post this but thought it may be of interest regardless.

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