The (Healthy) Blink of an Eye

When it comes to bacteria-busting properties, it seems the secret to good health really can be found in the blink of an eye. Scientists are intrigued about the eye’s unique ability to ward off infection. Now, researchers think they may have found an antidote to virulent superbugs by homing in on naturally antimicrobial substances found in eye proteins, making corneas particularly resistant to infection. The study, which appeared in the October issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation, has implications for the development of new drugs and medical treatments.