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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

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

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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


Ebola puts focus on drugs made from tobacco plants

It's an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned into living pharmaceutical factories ... pursuing it to create medic... read more

GM tobacco opening frontiers in medicine, fuel industry

The idea of turning tobacco plants into “factories” for producing ... GM tobacco plants are now used as living pharmaceutical factories were proteins within the plant are harvested to produce vaccines ... 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

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

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

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

Surviving Ebola

NARRATOR: This is an extraordinary story of bravery and determination against a deadly enemy: Surviving Ebola ... living things, tobacco plants produce proteins in their cells. Their D.N.A. tells them ... read more

Anti-Vaxxers Are Targeting a Vaccine for a Virus Deadlier Than Ebola

Traveling the world to see microbes, plants ... chemicals into horses, especially if it’s not tested,” Carloss said, referring to the fact that regulators, citing the danger posed by an outbreak, init... read more



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