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How dragon blood could save your life (video)

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2017 — Chemists have found potential drugs and other really useful compounds in some truly bizarre places in nature. For example, a natural immune defense in the blood of komodo dragons, a sponge armed with resistance to bacterial infection or a 400-million-year-old medical workhorse just might save your life someday. Check out the latest Reactions video to find out how: https://youtu.be/j8glywrQvbE.

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