How do you feel about using pig mucus as deodorant or feeding it to your newborn baby?
The weekly press package put out by the American Chemical Society is a little strange this week and may leave journos with permanently raised eyebrows. The press pack contains news from more than 40 peer-reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News. In this week’s edition we learn that scientists believe pig mucus could possibly be used as an anti-viral agent that could be used in baby formula, hygienic products, wound ointments and genital lubricants to prevent infection. Slurp!
The ACS also reports that scientists may have found a way to get rid of dandruff for good. Scientists say new antibiotic medicines were more effective in preventing the growth of a protein identified in the fungus which causes dandruff. Unfortunately, new medicines won’t be on the market in time for scalp-challenged journos who plan on attending the WHCD in black jackets.
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