Published in AIDS Weekly, March 8th, 2004
About half of Milwaukee's residents with AIDS were infected with the parasite, 68% of whom died within 6 months. This parasite, Cryptosporidium parvum, is highly resistant to standard water treatment, which has caused additional concerns over its potential use in bioterrorism.
Now a team of biologists from the University of Georgia (UGA), led by Boris Striepen, has discovered that the parasite depends on so-called "salvage enzymes" to...
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