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May 7, 2019

Bacterial toxin research could improve pesticides and help treat cancer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology

Research into an intricate toxin delivery system found in bacteria could overcome the problem of pesticide resistance in insects, and might even lead to new cancer treatments.

An international team led by Dr. Michael Landsberg at The University of Queensland has revealed the detailed inner workings of the newest member of a family of naturally occurring insecticidal toxins.

“This , known as YenTc, is a highly effective toxin-delivering nanomachine,” Dr. Landsberg said.

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