Cockroaches could be good medicine

Ground-up bug brains are shown to kill resistant bacteria

By Stephen Ornes, 20:08 PM September 27, 2010


Scientists recently reported on a disgusting new idea for human health: The ground-up brains of cockroaches, they say, may help fight infectious diseases.


To most of us, not even a spoonful of sugar is going to help that medicine go down.


Cockroaches are insects with simple, small brains. But tangled up in those tiny heads are chemical compounds that can kill E. coli and MRSA, two harmful bacteria.


Some kinds of E. coli live peacefully in the intestines of human beings. But when a person acc...

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