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BMB QUIZ- tabacoo - Julia Carnovale A42558968 October 4...

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Julia Carnovale A42558968 October 4, 2011 BMB 200- 001 Cancer Vaccines in Tobacco 1) What is the “experimental” organism? The experimental organism is tobacco. 2) What is the (health) problem addressed in the article? The health problem addressed in this article is cancer. The article focuses on non- Hodgkin’s lymphoma. 3) What solution does the article describe? The solution this article provides is treating cancer with a tobacco-derived vaccine, which creates an immune response to attacks cancer cells. 4) How did the scientists obtain this solution? The scientist obtained this solution by using plant biotechnology to produce protein pharmaceuticals. They take biopsy material samples to determine the type of lymphoma. Each B cell has a specific surface immunoglobin protein, which becomes the specific marker for the tumor, which then attacks the cell. 5) Why did they choose this approach? They chose this approach because the plant biotechnology community has been
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