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how to kill antibiotic resistant bacteria?

from Wallaby milk: proof against antibiotic resistant bacteria Milk from lactating wallabies is effective in combatting antibiotic-resistant bacteria: A newborn wallaby lacks a developed immune system and relies on compounds in its mother's milk to protect it against diseases. Ben Cocks, of the Victoria Department of Primary Industries, in Melbourne, said: "A huge amount of development happens in the pouch, and during that time they just rely on milk." The molecule, called AGG01, also kills other types of bacteria and fungus. Link ( via Futurismic )

MSNBC: Astronaut Eileen Collins leaves NASA

Excerpts:   Eileen Collins, the unflappable astronaut who charted a groundbreaking career as the first woman to pilot and command a space shuttle, is leaving the U.S. space agency. Collins grew up in a public housing project in Elmira, N.Y. She used church collections and money from a pizza parlor job to pay for flying lessons. She studied mathematics and economics and Syracuse University and received masters degrees from Stanford University and Webster University.   Collins became the first woman chosen by NASA to be a spacecraft pilot while attending the Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base in California. She had been a mathematics professor and pilot instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy and an Air Force pilot instructor at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma. She retired from the Air Force in 2005 with the rank of colonel. During her NASA career, she logged more than 872 hours in space.   Read the full story: