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Oral Yogurt 'Vaccine' Could Blunt Ouch Factor

Imagine how much nicer it would be to get vaccinated by drinking a yogurt smoothie
instead of being poked by a needle. That might someday be the case, thanks to Northwestern University researchers who developed a new oral vaccine using probiotics, which are healthy
bacteria found in dairy products such as yogurt and cheese. In a preclinical study, they found that this approach created immunity to anthrax exposure. The researchers, from the Feinberg School of Medicine, are also trying to develop probiotic-based vaccines for breast cancer and a range of infectious diseases.
 
 

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