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Biomedical and Biodefense Uses for Ricin

The issue-focused interview discusses how Ricin is mostly known for its potential as a biological weapon, but it's possible to deter its use and to use it for human well-being as an immunotoxin, effective in treating various cancers, for medical research because it is abundant and easy to manipulate, and to make a safe and effective vaccine to protect troops and the public against a bioterrorist attack.

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Resource Type: Non-journal article
Audience Level: Middle school 6-8, High school lower division 9-10, High school upper division 11-12, Undergraduate lower division 13-14, Undergraduate upper division 15-16, Graduate, Profession (degree program), General public & informal education, Continuing education

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Authors and Editors: Ellen Vitteta of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Publisher: AIBS
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