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Charlie Sickler is a seventh-grader at Schenectady Christian School

Crocodile blood could aid study of disease resistance

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Since the 1980s, scientists have been studying crocodile blood and have realized its immune system is very strong. The crocodile’s immune system attacks and kills viruses and bacteria, leaving its body healthy and ready for more. Everyone has heard of HIV (AIDS), cancer and newly added to the deadly list that kills hundreds of people per year, the H1N1 flu virus. The cure to these diseases could be in the veins of the crocodiles we ...

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