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Better Vaccines Through Designer Bacteria
2013-01-16 04:49:54

Scientists from the University of Texas-Austin recently revealed that they have been able to develop 61 new strains of genetically engineered bacteria that could boost the effectiveness of vaccines for diseases such as cholera, HPV, the flu, and pertussis.

2012-05-29 10:15:39

For 50 years scientists have been unsure how the bacteria that gives humans cholera manages to resist one of our basic innate immune responses.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.