Sweet science: honey could help develop new antybiotics

By Samantha Lock and Rudi Maxwell
Updated July 27 2023 - 3:03pm, first published 2:58pm
Researchers identified a class of overfed ants with inflated abdomens that were stuffed with honey. (PR HANDOUT IMAGE PHOTO)
Researchers identified a class of overfed ants with inflated abdomens that were stuffed with honey. (PR HANDOUT IMAGE PHOTO)

Honey produced by an Australian ant, well known to traditional owners, carries powerful medicinal properties that could be used to fight harmful bacteria and fungi.

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