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Tobacco plants turn into living vaccine factories

Tobacco use is responsible for almost half a million deaths in the U.S. each year, but the tobacco plant could find redemption as a savior for public health. That's because a U.S. biotechnology startu... read more

Scientists harness tobacco plants to produce polio vaccine

The team of scientists at John Innes Centre in Norfolk essentially sought to turn the tobacco plants into vaccine “factories.” The vaccines produced by the altered tobacco plants are called a virus-li... read more

Plants Have Been “Hijacked” to Create a Vaccine — And it Could Eradicate Polio

“hijacked” a relative of the tobacco plant, and used its own metabolism to turn its leaves into the leafy equivalent of polio vaccine factories. The end result is a virus that looks and acts like the ... read more

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Tobacco benefits health with new plant breeding techniques

Credit: Sjschen/Wikipedia Researchers at the John Innes Centre are helping to lead a new European Union-funded project that promotes tobacco plants as organic mini factories producing vaccines ... NPB... read more


Minnesota greenhouse moves from vegetables to medicine

He will continue growing vegetables in a new location in St. Paul but has cofounded a new company — MnPharm — to convert the Maplewood greenhouse into a biological drug factory ... it is selling flu v... read more

How Scientists Hacked Photosynthesis to Up Crop Yields By 40 Percent

Almost every living creature on Earth ... which is found in plants’ photosynthetic factories, chloroplasts, and is responsible for the first step in the process of turning carbon from CO2 into sugars. ... read more

RNA-based vaccines could replace traditional pesticides

This means that the crops themselves might be affected, as can innocent plants ... living cells for the machinery to reproduce. By exploiting this, the team was able to turn the bacteriophages into li... read more

Can ‘Vaccines’ for Crops Help Cut Pesticide Use and Boost Yields?

When European researchers recently announced a new technique that could potentially replace chemical pesticides with a natural “vaccine ... The bacteria in turn pull nitrogen from the air and turn it ... read more

Why the Pentagon Wants to Use This Penny Stock to Cure the Flu

Medicago can build a vaccine plant that's 10 times cheaper than a conventional facility, saving hundreds of millions. And turning tobacco into a life saver is exactly the kind of cutting-edge science ... read more

Stanford researcher's online map pinpoints cigarette factories around the world

"How many people living in Philip Morris' target markets are now watching their sons, husbands, sisters, wives and aunts die from tobacco-induced diseases ... They come from specific factories, often ... read more

22nd Century Group, Inc. (XXII) CEO Henry Sicignano on Q3 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

At this time, I would like to turn the conference over to Tom James ... that gives us the ability to manipulate the production of cannabinoids into the cannabis sativa plant. We continue to focus our ... read more

GMOs lead the fight against Zika, Ebola and the next unknown pandemic

GMOs as pharma factories Consumers who scrupulously avoid genetically modified foods might be surprised to know that lots of drugs and vaccines ... are made in the tobacco plant's leaves. When they're ... read more



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