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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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Scientists use plants to make polio vaccine

The scientists hijacked a relative of the tobacco plant’s metabolism to turn its leaves into polio-vaccine “factories”. First, they needed to create new instructions for the plant to follow. The start... read more


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

How the Experimental Ebola Serum Is Being Grown Inside Tobacco Plants

No, there is no nicotine involved, but there … Advertisement Whether for vaccines or serums, the basic idea is to turn tobacco plants into protein factories. Tobacco plants aren't naturally inclined t... read more

Plants can be factories making vaccine to treat cancer

Plants could act as safe, speedy factories for growing ... and the vaccines are not yet commercially available. Growing cancer vaccines in plants could circumvent some of the hurdles to turning the co... read more

Scientists Are Programming Tobacco Plants to Fight the Next Ebola Outbreak

Pandemics never turn out well for Patient Zero ... researchers at Mapp Biopharmaceutical injected DNA into tobacco plants and coaxed them into growing a batch of promising plantibodies. They delivered ... read more

Toward a vaccine for Ebola

Arntzen's team has taken a different approach to vaccine production by converting tobacco plants into living pharmaceutical factories. They created a DNA blueprint for their Ebola vaccine, and used a ... 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 ... to manipulate the production of cannabinoids into the cannabis sativa plant. We continue to focus our efforts on developing ... 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

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



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