Can cockroaches save us from a new generation of diseases

September 17, 2010 10:43pm CST
Some British scientists believe that cockroaches could hold the key to producing antibiotics for humans to combat the new generation of illnesses. Cockroaches are known to be one of the hardiest creatures around so you never know. Very exciting stuff.
3 responses
@marguicha (101930)
• Chile
19 Sep 10
I accept and even like a lot of bugs that people hate. But when cockroaches get in my path I say STOP!!! I loathe them, they are ugly and full of germs. If they have something good to give to mankind, I´m glad. My sister, who is a scientist, spent about 6 months of her life working with cockroaches in Cambridge, England, for her PhD. I´d rather be illiterate than doing that. Happy posting and welcome to mylot!
@ErickJ (186)
• United States
18 Sep 10
It is possible that cockroaches could save us from future illnesses. Their lives are based on pure survival. All types of animals and insects are being found for research for medical reasons includeding new species of new discovery of plants
• Philippines
18 Sep 10
I hate cockroaches but if they are the key to a medicine that will help millions of people then I won't object to that. At least they'll have something productive to contribute to the world other than spreading germs around.