Fighting Chance

Mukherjee, Siddhartha
January 2002
New Republic;1/21/2002, Vol. 226 Issue 2, p16
Focuses on a talk of a biologist John Collier with a graduate student on Bacillus anthracis in the U.S. Interest of Collier on anthrax because of a peculiar property of bacteria; Information that anthrax, like a few other microbes, extrudes a deadly toxin that is capable of wreaking havoc on human cells; Report that the Pentagon and the Department of Health and Human Services have issued calls to researchers for proposals that pertain to the War on Terrorism; Information on the HIV research; Information that HIV protease closely resembles another such protease found in the human kidney-renin-which is involved in regulating blood pressure.


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