Killer Lizard Could Save Lives


The Komodo Lizard’s blood can create a cure for antibiotic resistance. “Inside the dragon’s blood possess a protein that is capable of slaying some of the world infections,” according to

Antibiotic resistance occurs when the cells from the antibiotic no longer multiply while making the antibiotic ineffective according to .

One of the effects of antibiotic resistance is the individual will most likely have infections. Also, he or she will have the infection for longer than most and could pass the infection to other people which could make them sick.

The dragon’s blood is able to cure antibiotic resistance because of it is “world’s most notorious superbugs.” “The team hopes to develop new drugs based on these proteins that can counter the scourge of antibiotic resistance,” stated Science Report. These lizards can help cure of the many deadly infections.

The Komodo lizard is the largest lizard in the world weighing up to about 154 pounds. Its able to feast on a water buffalo. It’s not exactly clear where their deadly bacteria comes from, but scientists say it is because they drink sewage water, reported There is at least 57 different types of bacteria in their saliva.

These lizards dwell on the Indonesian islands Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Padar. They are one of the few venomous lizards.