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04 February 2013

Cockroaches and Antibiotics

The study co-author Simon Lee of the University of Nottingham in the U.K say”It's a promising new lead. We are looking in an unusual place, and to my knowledge no one else is looking there". "That's what we need in terms of finding new antibiotics, because all the usual places (such as soil microbes, fungi, and purely synthetic molecules) have been exhausted."  Lee Added

The team tested nine separate types of antibacterial molecules found in the insects' brains and discovered that each molecule is specialized to kill a different type of bacteria.“This very clever defence mechanism allows the bugs to survive in the dirtiest of domains” Lee said.

Scientists say that insect-brain drugs for humans are still years away and they claim that cockroaches could one day save our life.

Glory to Allah Almighty who didn’t create anything without a purpose as He Almighty says:

"And in your creation and what He scattered (through the earth) of moving (living) creatures are signs for people who have Faith with certainty." #Quran 45:13

Atheists and disbelievers claim that these creatures were created by the power of nature!!!!! And it has no benefit but Allah Almighty say that He exploited all creatures for our benefit as He says :

"And has subjected to you all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth; it is all as a favour and kindness from Him. Verily, in it are signs for a people who think deeply." #Quran 45:13

By: Abduldaem Al-Kaheel

Ref: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/09/100909-cockroach-brains-mrsa-ecoli-antibiotics-science-health
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