Engineered Disease Fighting
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Using Lazy Bacteria To Fight Human Viruses
Published: Feb 23, 2009 • References: blog.wired
If there is a better way to defeat viruses than this, I find it hard to believe. The idea of using the “lazy” version of a virus to destroy that virus seems too simple to be real. Genetic researchers from Texas Tech University have found that when they inject these “lazy” bacteria into a more virulent strain, they cause the viruses to become less damaging. Since the lazy bacteria do nothing but replicate, they breed out the more virulent bacteria. This is a very Sun Tzu method of disease fighting and I love it.