Back in February, a team of researchers from George Mason University published a study analyzing CAMPs in komodo dragon blood. The group was able to successfully sequence 48 potential CAMPs, from which eight were selected and tested against human pathogens Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus (a staph infection). Seven of the komodo peptides were very effective in fighting both bacteria, but the eighth was only able to combat P. aeruginosa. Still, not too shabby.

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While the results are promising, there’s so much more research that needs to be done. Komodo dragon blood won’t give you X-Men powers, or even cure the common cold. And while they just might save your life one day, if you happen to see a komodo dragon in the street, the best thing to do is still to run—fast.