The Nicotiana benthamiana plant is "a workhorse plant that’s been used for decades in plant research," say scientists developing a promising new polio vaccine.
We risk sleepwalking into a future where cures we take for granted, rapidly disappear.
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Plants are like a factory, powered by sunlight to manufacture food using carbon dioxide and water. Now, scientists have found a way to use a tobacco-like plant to create particles for a new polio vacc...
Almost a century after Spanish influenza killed more people than World War I, the world is 10 minutes to midnight on the next big pandemic.
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If you're going to criticise vaccinations, get your facts right.
In order to garner political will for an issue, the media need to be reporting on it, and a large number of people need to care about it. As it is hard to get people to care about numbers, regardless of their significance, it is hard to garner political will, or the fundraising, to address the issue.