Month: September 2016

Could ants be the solution to antibiotic crisis?


Bacterial defences of fungus-farming ants could help in medical battle against superbugs Scientists have pinpointed a promising new source of antibiotics: ants. They have found that some species including leaf-cutter ants from the Amazon use bacteria to defend their nests against invading fungi and microbes. Chemicals excreted by the bacteria as part of this fight […]