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Could Llama Blood Save Your Life in a Bioterror Attack?

This week's guest blogger on BoingBoing.net Maggie Koerth-Baker has an interesting post about the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's research into using specific antibodies from Llama blood as a possible detection measure for Small Pox, Anthrax and other harmful agents. "Llama blood may one day be able to help soldiers, scientists and city officials set up an early-warning system against the tiniest weapons of terror--biological agents like anthrax and smallpox. Authorities have long worried that, were these diseases to get loose, it would be difficult to know anything was wrong until innocent people started dying. Llama blood might provide a better detection method." Image thumbnail from http://www.eyewashweb.com/
 
 

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