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Targeting a waterborne foe

Discovered in 1976, cryptosporidium lurks worldwide in water, contaminating swimming pools, water parks, and drinking water supplies. Although it has even been featured on the comedy show The Colbert Report, it is no laughing ...

dateApr 25, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Engineered pea seeds protect against parasites

A breed of pea seeds has been created that contains antibodies against coccidiosis, a disease caused by a parasite that attacks chickens. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Biotechnology describe the development ...

dateSep 11, 2009 in Biotechnology
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