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Unformatted text preview: Pasteur produced attenuated rabies virus and rabies vaccination procedure. Tried it on Joseph Meister. It worked. During the 20 th Century we have: 1. Development of viral culture techniques and attenuation 2. Development of the electron microscope. 3. Discovery of antibiotics (Fleming and Dubos) 4. Discovery of Prions (Pruissner) 5. Bioengineering--removal and replication of genes--incorporating them into microbes and switching them on. 6. DNA vaccines 7. Antiviral Compounds--ribivirin, protease inhibitors. 8. Translation of the entire genome of some microorganisms e.g. yeast. All not rosy---reemergence of infectious diseases a constant problem. St Louis Encephalitis, West Nile Virus, Lyme disease, AIDS, Hanta virus Sin Nombre, Ebola outbreaks, E. coli, Antibiotic resistant bacterial strains and so on....
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09