Komodo dragon blood contains an important compound which scientists think could offer a new treatment for infected wounds.The reptile's saliva harbours many different types of bacteria, which somehow do not affect the dragon.
Scientists at George Mason University in the US created a synthetic compound based on a molecule in dragon blood that had antimicrobial activity.
They found it promoted the healing of infected wounds in mice.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
A use for dragon blood
The BBC reports: