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Bacteria and a glass of milk - it's a new way to immunize

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CHILDREN could be vaccinated with bacteria mixed in milk and people in the developing world given unprecedented access to immunisations under a scheme proposed by an Australian Nobel laureate, Barry Marshall.

Professor Marshall believes various strains of Helicobacter pylori - the bacterium that won him his Nobel Prize, when he helped show it to be the cause of stomach ulcers - could be modified with DNA from pathogens and used as an oral delivery platform for vaccines that would be cheaper and more easily produced than injections.

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