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Natural-Born Killers Enlisted To Fight Anthrax

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August 22, 2002
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Researchers at The Rockefeller University have hit upon a promising method for rapidly and effectively treating people infected with the deadly anthrax bacterium - including feared drug-resistant strains. The new research, reported in the August 22 issue of Nature, takes advantage of anthrax's number one natural enemy: bateriophage, or "bacteria-eating" viruses.

Researchers at The Rockefeller University have hit upon a promising method for rapidly and effectively treating people infected with the deadly anthrax bacterium - including feared drug-resistant strains. The new research, reported in the August 22 issue of Nature, takes advantage of anthrax's number one natural enemy: bateriophage, or "bacteria-eating" viruses.


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