The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | | Thu, October 13 2011, 1:10 PM
According to a medical student from Malang, salmonella bacteria salmonella may be used as a future remedy for people suffering from heart disease.
Mirza Zaka Pratama, a medical school student at Brawijaya
University of Malang, East Java, says he has found through comprehensive experiments using lab rats that salmonella bacteria can get rid of fatty residue in subject's arteries, potentially protecting them against a heart attack.
“It turns out that salmonella produces an antibody that gets rid of fat lingering in human arteries,” he said as quoted by tempointeraktif.com.
For his discovery, Mirza was awarded second prize in the Indonesian Science Institute (LIPI) experiment competition, and given Rp 10 milion.