Archive for September 3rd, 2008

Genetically Modified Salmonella to the Rescue

Salmonella, a genus of bacteria, is one of the leading causes of foodborne illnesses in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control, salmonella illnesses about 14 of 100,000 persons each year, with an annual 30,000 reported cases of salmonellosis. Salmonella may be very bad bacteria, but researchers have discovered a way to transform these distressing bacteria into heroes: genetic modification. A latest study suggests that modified salmonella can deliver an antigen that protec…