February 2018

A very funny video from our network partner Mycosynvac about their research!

Here's the Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY60ijZZX1o&feature=youtu.be

Video Description by Biofaction:

MC Grease da Disease, A.K.A. Mycoplasma bovis, is a pathogenic bacteria that causes diseases in cows. Unharmed by even antibiotics, he lives unhindered like a rogue in the cow's lung, until the researchers of the EC H2020 funded project MycoSynVac discover a really ingenious way to fight him off. The scientists take a close relative of MC Grease, called Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and make him "an offer he can't refuse". Not unlike in a witness protection program, the scientists provide M. pneumoniae with a totally new identity by reprogramming his genome. By doing that, they’re able to create a synthetic vaccine that trains the cow's own immune defense system - which means that it becomes strong and smart enough to find and kick out M. bovis.

Read more about synthetic vaccines: http://blogs.nature.com/tradesecrets/...

MycoSynVac is a European H2020 funded science project: http://www.mycosynvac.eu

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