In a fascinating study researchers at Nova Southeastern University are investigating how to better treat shark bite victims. In a news release on Feb. 1, 2013, Nova Southeastern University has reported, Taking a Bite at the Shark Bite. Researchers from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) are presently conducting a unique scientific study of bacteria which is found in the mouths of sharks to help develop better medical treatment methods for the victims of shark bites.
Scientists from NSU’s College of Pharmacy who are working in collaboration with St. Mary’s Medical Center will be gathering data from sharks which are captured during
The Blacktip Challenge, a 72-hour South Florida fishing tournament to fish blacktip sharks from the beach. This tournament runs from Jan. 30 to Feb. 3. Florida has consistently ranked amongst the highest worldwide in the number of shark attacks in the last decade. Florida has accounted for approximately 25 percent of the approximate 100 incidents of reported shark bites a year.
Tim Sandle has reported for Digital Journal, Mouth of a shark holds clues for treating shark bites. Scientists are investigating the bacteria which is found in the mouths of sharks to see if the microbial population offers clues for the treatment of shark bites. There is the potential that this research will lead to the development of new drugs to help to better fight infections in people have been bitten by sharks.