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At least one million cockroaches escape from farm in China

At least one million cockroaches have escaped a farm in China where they were being bred for use in traditional medicine, a report said. The cockroaches fled the facility in Dafeng, in the eastern province of Jiangsu, for surrounding cornfields earlier this month after an “unknown perpetrator” destroyed the plastic…

Cockroaches hold clues to antibiotics for ‘superbugs’

One of the hardiest insects around, the cockroach, may hold the key to next-generation antibiotics, British scientists hope. The brain and nervous system of the cockroach and the locust hold nine molecules that are toxic to superbugs which are becoming resistant to mainstream drugs, Nottingham University, central England, said in…