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Jul 22, 2020

How Extremophile Bacteria Living In Nuclear Reactors Might Help Us Make Vaccines

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nuclear energy

Extremophiles like the bacterium D. radiodurans that can withstand levels of radiation thousands of times what most animals can, are able to help us make vaccines faster, cheaper and safer. They use special molecular protectors to shield their repair proteins but not their DNA or RNA.

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