Platypus milk could help create new breed of antibiotic drugs


Platypuses are a unique and bizarre creature, so it makes sense their milk is just as strange.

The native creek dweller lays eggs, their young hatch incredibly undeveloped with no immune system, and the milk they produce is released in a manner that resembles sweating.

The fragility of their new-born, and the high contamination risk of their milk-feeding method, led researchers to ask… how have they survived these past few millions years, and can we learn anything from it?

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