Ants as drug manufacturers for humans?

Ants naturally produce powerful germicides against bacteria and fungi, revealed a study that targeted the industrious insects as possible drug factories for humans. The discovery of ants’ pharmaceutical prowess comes as the armoury of effective antibiotics developed by humans over the last 100 years dwindles in the face of growing germ resistance. Experiments with 20 ant species found antimicrobials on 12 of them, a team reported in the Royal Society