A Wichita State University chemistry professor has been making headway in his research to save the lives of anthrax victims.
Associate chemistry professor Jim Bann, working with students in his WSU lab, has developed a new amino acid that could prevent the deadly toxin from killing its victim during an anthrax attack.
Bann received a patent for the invention, which could be developed into a new anthrax vaccine or antitoxin, in June.
Anthrax is a disease caused by spore-forming bacteria from infected animals, wool, meat or hides.
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