|Tobacco will help humanity to withstand hydrophobia
As American and English experts established, genetically modified tobacco sorts can withstand hydrophobia virus. There is no hydrophobia medicine in the world: virus may be eliminated only with the help of hydrophobia vaccine, which contains antibodies, got from human and horse organisms.
Meanwhile, Professor Hilary Koprowski from Thomas Jefferson University of Philadelphia, managed to inject DNA, which answer for the production of antibodies against hydrophobia, into tobacco. The result turned to be successful: antibodies produced by such genetically modified plant, as tobacco, produced antibodies, which connected with virus and neutralized it.
During the tests with hamsters, there was neither allergy, no host reaction. A test with human beings is a question of the near future. Koprowski and his colleagues believe that antibodies, produced genetically modified plants, will be absolutely harmless for people.