"Amphibious Assault" -- The Discovery Files
Researchers collected samples of seven frog species from the Chiriqu í highlands in Panama to find out what kind of skin bacteria they harbored. Studying the skin bacteria of Panamanian frogs may lead to the development of alternative drugs to treat the fungi causing aspergillosis in humans, which are becoming more drug-resistant, and to defy the chytridiomycosis ep idemic, the major source of disease-related death among amphibians worldwide. (Source: The Discovery Files)
Source: The Discovery Files - March 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: National Science Foundation Source Type: podcasts