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A key question is why ant-attacking pathogens have not developed resistance to antimicrobials that the insects have presumably been using for millions of years, whereas many human-developed drugs lose their potency within just decades. (dpa/AFP/File / Patrick Pleul / MANILA BULLETIN)

Ants as drug manufacturers for humans?

By Agence France-Presse Ants naturally produce powerful germicides against bacteria and fungi, said a study Wednesday that targeted the industrious insects as possible drug factories…