In Eastern Germany's Halle, a team of scientists is producing antibodies from tobacco plants.
They will be used in the manufacture of a new drug that researchers hope can be used to treat ebola.
A potential breakthrough discovery of new antibodies could lead to a universal vaccine. If successful, it could protect against all types of deadly influenza viruses and even prevent pandemics, a study shows.
Scientists in Israel believe that intestinal microbiomes may affect the course of ALS. The discovery of the possible effects of "the gut microbiome" could eventually benefit people affected by Lou Gehrig's disease.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for developing proteins. The scientists were honored for their respective research on sustainability and cancer treatment.
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