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Researchers study fish slime

Posted: 11:05 PM, May 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-21 11:44:24Z

Fish slime could be the new source of life-saving antibiotics.

Researchers fishing for a new and improved antibiotic could find their answer under the sea.

Teams are studying the protective slime shield found on fish.

The mucus coating known to trap and destroy microbes in a fish's environment- could also help humans fight off different viruses or bacteria.

Researchers are hoping to use their findings to improve the options in the medical field while also helping fish farmers protect their stock from bacteria.