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Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Sep 5, 2014 08:43 AM CDT

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- This bi-monthly column condenses the latest news in the field of crop technology, research and products.

TOBACCO TO THE RESCUE IN EBOLA CRISIS

Researchers racing to produce a vaccine for the Ebola virus have found a surprising ally in the humble tobacco plant. As the death toll from the devastating virus passes 1,900 people in West Africa, a promising experimental drug called ZMapp has emerged. In trials, Ebola-infected monkeys survived when the drug was injected into them immediately following infection. Unfortunately, the limited supplies of the drug, produced by a San Diego company called Mapp Biopharmaceutical, ...

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