Alligators may have a reputation of being vicious killers, but the blood that runs through their veins could someday save your life, it is being reported.

A study done by researchers at McNeese State University in Louisiana suggests that proteins found in alligator blood may provide new antibiotics that could treat diabetic ulcers, severe burn, and "superbugs", including MRSA, that are resistant to other kinds of medicine, according to a news release.