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Scientists use bear saliva to rapidly test for antibiotics: The super-fast screening technology could help to discover new treatments
If you're looking into the mouth of a brown bear, one of the world's top predators, your chances of survival probably aren't good. A team of Rutgers and other scientists has discovered a technology that rapidly assesses potentially lifesaving antibiotics by using bacteria in saliva from an East Siberian brown bear. Microbes in wild animals or other exotic sources are an unexplored area in the search for antibiotics.
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