Microbes in the News

Bacterium fights HIV

Article synopsis:
Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium found in spoiled cheese, has been genetically engineered to produce one of the HIV virus' protein products. Researchers believe this may prove to be a safe and effective way to help build immunity to HIV without exposing patients to the HIV virus itself.

Article citation:
"Bacterium Guards Against HIV," Science News, Nov. 26, 1994, p. 360.

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