Tobacco Road To Wellness
December 16, 2014

Tobacco Road To Wellness

Indicator proteins glow under ultraviolet light on the leaves of the nicotiana benthamiana plant, which is a close relative of tobacco, as a means to assess the success of bacteria spread at Icon Genetics, August 14, 2014, in Halle, Germany. The company is trying to use the plant to produce antibodies for ZMapp, which could lead to a possible cure to the ebola virus. Image Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty

One day, women everywhere may dissolve a postage-stamp sized piece of translucent film in their vaginas. It might look like a Listerine strip. It might be coated with compounds capable of making sperm wriggle in place, keeping them from inseminating a woman’s egg. It might also halt the HIV and herpes viruses found in semen in…

Image Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty

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