I’ve always had a thing for infectious diseases. I mean: not me personally getting them. But the fascinating arms race from the smallest biological elements to larger parasites — man, the tricks and strategies are really just amazing to me. In fact, as an undergrad I was really attracted to the study of infectious disease as a career. But an advisor talked me out of it. Eh, who knows — I might have ended up in the same place ultimately.
Anyway, since this isn’t an infectious disease blog and the paper I wanted to talk about touches on a whole other area that interests me (genetically engineered plants), I was granted the opportunity to guest post on a cool paper I found and you check that out over at Biofortified.
What if Bt saved human lives? if you are so inclined. It’s about this article:
Hu Y, Georghiou SB, Kelleher AJ, Aroian RV, 2010 Bacillus thuringiensis Cry5B Protein Is Highly Efficacious as a Single-Dose Therapy against an Intestinal Roundworm Infection in Mice. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4(3): e614. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000614