Crocodile proteins may treat fungal infections

10 May 2023

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A La Trobe study has found that crocodile defensins proteins can be engineered to fight fungal infections.

In this segment of La Trobe Live, @latrobe Media and Communication students Paris Mahar, Luke Corda, and Katelin Cameron talk to Scott Williams, the lead author of a La Trobe study that found crocodile defensins proteins could be engineered through biotechnology to attack fungal infections in humans. We also speak to Golden 8 Skincare CEO, Josephine Shepherd, who uses crocodile oil in their products to help different skin conditions.


Story: Paris Mahar, Luke Corda, and Katelin Cameron are all La Trobe University students.