A research team from Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) with joined forces with the Deakin University in Victoria, Australia, examined the powers of platypus milk. They decided that it is time to understand from where its potency comes. The results of their study were published in the “Structural Biology Communications” journal.

They replicated the platypus milk protein in laboratory conditions and inspected its structure and characteristics. They were determined to find out what exactly makes this milk so potent. For this purpose, for replicating the milk protein, they used the Synchrotron, a machine that is a cyclic particle accelerator. This was all done at the Collaborative Crystallization Centre managed by CSIRO.

They believe that the mighty capabilities in the fight against bacteria come from the unique 3-D folding of the protein. As if it was not enough that platypuses are weird, to begin with ????

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