By John Arnold |
January 27, 2015
Tularemia, a life-threatening flu-like illness, can spread naturally to humans who come into contact with infected animals, like rabbits. But Francisella tularensis, the bacteria that causes the disease, can also be harnessed in a bomb. The UNM Health Sciences Center's Terry Wu, PhD, is collaborating with Sandia National Laboratories on biotechnology that could help protect soldiers exposed to such a weapon.