Monday, 6 May 2013

News: Endogenous antibiotic discovered in the brain

Endogenous antibiotic discovered in the brain.
May 6, 2013 — Scientists from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have discovered that immune cells in the brain can produce a substance that prevents bacterial growth: namely itaconic acid.

Scientists have possibly discovered a new antibiotic present in WBC in the brain. It's amazing what our body can do and that we are still discovering new parts to it every day.

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